PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 9

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 8

DURATION

1 YEAR

Social Science (SS 905) - Grade 9

Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 French Revolution : Events, Processes and Consequences 10 Read more
Unit 2 Russian Revolution: Events, Processes and Consequences 10 Read more
Unit 3 The World War I: Causes, Centres of War and Consequences 05 Read more
Unit 4 Inter-War Period (Major forces and related events) 05 Read more
Unit 5 Rise of Fascism and Nazism 05 Read more
Unit 6 The World War-ll (Causes, Centres of War and Consequences) 05 Read more
Unit 7 Evolution of Democracy (Case Studies and Phases) 05 Read more
Unit 8 Facets of Democracy 05 Read more
Unit 9 Understanding Rights (Meaning, significance and types) 10 Read more
Unit 10 Citizenship and Participation Forms and Relevance 05 Read more
Unit 11 The Earth (Origin and interior of the Earth. Wegener's Theory and Plate Tectonics) 10 Read more
Unit 12 Landforms (Evolution and geomorphic processes) 05 Read more
Unit 13 Climate (Atmosphere & World Climate) 05 Read more
Unit 14 Global Warming (Climate Change and Global Warming. Case Study) 05 Read more
Unit 15 Indicators and approaches to economic development 05 Read more
Unit 16 Economies across the Globe Types and Structure 05 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


French Revolution: Events, Processes and Consequences

  • The old regime and its rises.
  • The socio-economic forces which led to the revolution.
  • Role of Philosophers and writers.
  • The emergence of revolutionary groups and political clubs.
  • Course of the Revolution and major events.
  • The emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte as a dictator as well as a modernizer.
  • The legacy-On France and on the World.

Unit 2


Russian Revolution: Events, Processes and Consequences

  • Autocracy of the Tzars.
  • Socio-economic discontent.
  • The dress rehearsal of the revolution - 1905 (The Bloody Sunday).
  • Course of the Revolution, Role of Bolsheviks, Mensheviks and Red Army.
  • February and October Revolutions.
  • Role of Lenin.
  • The First World War and foundation of the Soviet State.
  • Rise of the Communists and Socialists.
  • The legacy - On Russia and on the World.

Unit 3


The World War I: Causes, Centres of War and Consequences

  • Why it was called a World War.
  • Formation of Alliances.
  • Factors leading to the World War with special reference to immediate cause.
  • Course and centres of the War.
  • Withdrawal of Russia and entry of U.S.A. Effects of the War.

Unit 4


Inter-War Period (Major forces and related events)

  • The Treaty of Versailles.
  • Formation of League of Nations.
  • Communism vs. Capitalism.
  • The Great Depression (1929-33).

Unit 5


Rise of Fascism and Nazism

  • Fascism and rise of Mussolini.
  • Nazism and rise of Hitler.
  • Character sketch of Hitler and Mussolini.
  • Aggression committed by Fascist powers.
  • Establishment of a racial state, crimes against humanity and Holocaust.

Unit 6


The World War-ll (Causes, Centres of War and Consequences)

  • Causes of the War with special reference to the Policy of Appeasement.
  • Course of the War, entry of US and opening of the Second Front.
  • End of World War-ll.
  • Consequences: - Formation of the UN-
    • Emergence of Bipolar World & begining of the cold war.
    • Decolonization
    • Emergence of NAME

Unit 7


Evolution of Democracy (Case Studies and Phases)

  • Tale of two countries
    • Uganda and Costa Rica.
  • Phases of Democracy
    • The Beginning.
    • Phase of Decolonization.
    • Contemporary Phase (Post 1990).

Unit 8


Facets of Democracy

  • Direct and Indirect (Switzerland and S. Africa).
  • Why indirect democracy?
  • Forms of Democracy
    • Parliamentary form (UK and India).
    • Presidential form (US).

Unit 9


Understanding Rights (Meaning, significance and types)

  • Defining Rights.
  • Need and evolution of rights.
  • Types of rights: Human Rights, Constitutional Rights, Child Rights.
  • Rights and Responsibilities.

Unit 10


Citizenship and Participation Forms and Relevance

  • Citizens, Subjects and Aliens.
  • Participation: Direct and Indirect.
  • Direct Participation
    • Universal Adult Franchise, Elections.
  • Indirect Participation
    • Role of interest and pressure groups, public opinion and mass media.

Unit 11


The Earth (Origin and interior of the Earth. Wegener's Theory and Plate Tectonics)

  • Origin and evolution of the Earth.
  • Sources of information of the Earth's interior
    • direct and indirect.
  • Three layers of the Earth.
  • Natural phenomena
    • Earthquakes : Intensity and magnitude, warning, causes and impact.
    • Tsunami: Causes and Consequences.
    • Volcanoes: Types and their effects.

Unit 12


Landforms (Evolution and geomorphic processes)

  • Landforms and evolution.
  • Geomorphic processes: Weathering, Mass wasting, Denudation, Erosion and Deposition.
  • Soil formation.

Unit 13


Climate (Atmosphere & World Climate)

  • Atmosphere: composition and structure.
  • Insolation and Temperature Zones.
  • Pressure belts and wind patterns.
  • Precipitation and types.
  • World Climate Types.

Unit 14


Global Warming (Climate Change and Global Warming. Case Study)

  • Factors leading to climate change.
  • Global Warming:
    • Causes
    • Green houses gases
    • Consequences
    • Remedies

Unit 15


Indicators and approaches to economic development

  • Concept of economic development.
  • Indicators of economic development:
    • National Income (Nl) approach.
    • Human Development Index Approach:
      • Education
      • Health
      • Per Capita Income

Unit 16


Economies across the Globe Types and Structure

  • Types of Economies.
    • Developed
    • Developing
  • Structure of Economy.
    • Free Market and Planned Economy.
  • Depression (1929-33)
    • Causes & Impact.
  • Rise of Mixed Economy.
  • Challenges before the Developing Economy
    • Food Security
    • Housing
    • Health