World Environment Day

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Annexure – ‘G’

Syllabus Social Science (087) Class IX SA-II (2012-13)
Time : 3 Hours UNIT 1. India and the Contemporary World – I 2. India – Land and the People 3. Democratic Politics I 4. Understanding Economic Development – I 5. Disaster Management – (Through Project & Assignments). TOTAL Marks : 90 TERM 2 23 23 22 22 90

The Question Paper will include value based question(s) To the extent of 3-5 marks.   The Problem Solving Assessment will be conducted for all students of class IX in Jan – Feb 2013 and the details are available in a separate circular. The `Problem Solving Assessment’ (CBSE-PSA) will be counted towards FA-4 which is 10% of total assessments of Class IX. This assessment will also be carried forward towards the FA-4 in Class X. This score will be reflected in one Language (English or Hindi), Mathematics, Science and Social Science w.e.f the session 2012-2013 for Class IX and 2013 – 14 for Class X. The same score will be reflected in FA-4 for class IX and Class X. The students will have the option to improve their PSA Score in Class X, as they can sit for the test with Class IX students of the Session 2013-2014 in January – February 2014. The best scores will be reflected in the final certificate in case of those applying for improvement. The schools which have already planned their time table and other details regarding FA-4 will take the best scores of FA-3 and FA-4 to count towards the total 10%, now available for FA-3 and FA-4 taken together.


The prescribed syllabus will be assessed using formative and summative assessments in the following manner: Term –I 20% 30% 50% Term-II 10% 30% 40% PSA 10% 10% Total 40% 60% 100%

Formative Assessment 1 and 2, 3 and 4 Summative Assessment Total

The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class Tests/ periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The Summative Assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the Question Paper.

Class IX Unit 1 : India and the Contemporary World – I 40 Periods Themes Term II Sub-unit 1.2 : Economies and Livelihoods The themes in this section will focus on how different social groups grapple with the changes in the contemporary world and how these changes affect their lives. Any one theme of the following: 1. 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. (Chapter 5) 2. 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 colonial India (Bastar) and one in Indonesia. (Chapter 4) 3. 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 change 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) (Chapter 6) 84  Objectives Consider what happens to pastoralists and pastoralism in the modern world, with the formation of modern states, marking of boundaries, processes of sedentarization, contraction of pastures, and expansion of markets. Points to the varying patterns of developments within pastoral societies in different places. Look at the impact of colonialism on forest societies, and the implication of scientific forestry. Discuss the social and cultural world of forest communities through the study of specific revolts. Understand how oral traditions can be used to explore tribal revolts. Show the different processes through which agrarian transformation may occur in the...
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