Rajasthan Board Social Science Syllabus for Class 9

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 9 Social Science


Unit 1 : India and the Contemporary World – I (Any two themes form each of the first two sub-units and one from the third could

be studies.)

Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes


In this unit the focus is on three events and processes that have in major ways

shaped the identity of the modern world. Each represents a different form of politics, and

a specific combination of forces. One event is linked to the growth of liberalism and

democracy, one with socialism, and one with a negation of both democracy and socialism

1. French revolution :


(a) The ancient Regime and its crises. (b) The social forces that led to the revolution.

(c) The different revolutionary groups and ideas of the time. (d) The legacy.



2. Russian Revolution:


(a) The crises of Tzarism. (b) The nature of social movements between 1905 and

1917. (c) The first World War and foundation of Soviet state. (d) The legacy.



3. Rise of Nazism:


(a) The growth of social democracy. (b) The crises in Germany. (c) The ideology

of Nazism. (d) The impact of Nazism.


Sub-unit 1.2 : Economies and Livelihoods


The themes in this section will focus on how different social group grapple with the

changes in the contemporary world and how these changes affect their lives.

4.Pastoralists in the modern world


(a) Pastoralism as a way of life. (b) Different forms of pastoralism. (c) What

happens to pastoralism under colonialism and modern states?

Case studies : focus on two pastoral groups, one from Africa and one from India.



5. Forest society and colonialism


(a) Relationship between forests and livelihoods. (b) Changes in forest societies

under colonialism.

Case studies : focus on two forest movements one in colonia India (Bastar) and

one in Indonesia.



6.Farmers and Peasants


(a) Histories of the emergence of different forms of farming and peasant societies.

(b) Changes within rural economies in the modern world.

Case studies : focus on contrasting forms of rural changes and different forms of

rural societies (expansion of large-scale wheat and cotton farming in USA, rural

economy and the Agricultural Revolution in England, and small peasant production

in colonial India).


Sub-unit 1.3 : Culture, Identity and Society


The themes in this unit will consider how issues of culture are linked up to the

making of contemporary world.

7.Sports and politics


The story of cricket (a) The emergency of cricket as an English sport. (b) Cricket

and colonialism. (c) Cricket nationalism and de-colonialization



8. Clothes and cultures


(a) A short history of changes in clothing. (b) Debates over clothing in colonial

India. (c) Swadeshi and the movement for Khadi.


Sub-unit 1.4 : Map Work


Unit 2 : India – Land and the People


1. India : Location, relief, structure, major physiographic units.



2. Climate : factors influencing the climate; monsoon – its characteristics,

rainfall and temperature distribution; seasons; climate and human life.



3. Drainage : major rivers and tributaries, lakes and seas, role of rivers in

the economy, pollution of rivers, measures to control river pollution.



4. Natural Vegetation : vegetation types, distribution as well

as altitudinal variation, need for conservation and various measures



5. Wildlife : major species, their distribution, need for conservation and

various measures.



6. Population : distribution, age-sex composition, population

change-migration as a determination of population change, literacy, health,

occupational structure and national population policy : adolescents as under –

served population group with special needs.


Unit 3: Understanding Economic Development – I

1. The economic story of Palampore : Economic

transactions of Palampore and its interaction with the rest of the world through

which the concept of production (including three factors of production (land, labour

and capital) can be introduced.



2. People as Resource : Introduction of how people

become resource / asset; economic activities done by men and women; unpaid

work done by women; quality of human resource; role of health and education;

unemployment as a form of nonutilisation of human resource; sociopolitical

implication in simple form.



3. Poverty as a challenge facing India : Who is poor

(through two case studies : one rural one urban); indicators; absolute poverty (not

as a concept but through a few simple examples) why people are poor; unequal

distribution of resources; comparison between countries; steps taken by

government for poverty alleviation.



4. Food Security : Source of food grains Variety

across the nation – famines in the past – the need for self sufficiency – role of

government in food security – procurement of foodgrains – overflowing of granaries

and people without food – public distribution system – role of cooperatives in

food security (foodgrains, milk and vegetables ration shops, cooperative shops,two – three examples as case studies).


Unit – 4 : Disaster Management

1. Man made disasters – Nuclear, Biological and Chemical.



2. Common Hazards – Prevention and Mitigation.



3. Community Based Disaster Management.





Prescribed Books :


1. India & Contem. World-1 - NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

2. Contemporary India-1 -NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

3. Economics -NCERT's Book Published under Copyright

4. Disaster Management-Together Towards A Safer India-2

CBSE's Book Published under Copyright


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