PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 6

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 5

DURATION

1 YEAR

Social Science (SS 605) - Grade 6

Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 The Story of Man 05 Read more
Unit 2 Man in the Stone Ages 05 Read more
Unit 3 River valley civilizations-I 05 Read more
Unit 4 River valley civilizations-II - River Indus: Indus Valley Civilization 10 Read more
Unit 5 My home. My city ...where I Live 05 Read more
Unit 6 Earth and its history 10 Read more
Unit 7 The Earth and its Movements in Solar System 10 Read more
Unit 8 Landforms-I-Mountains 05 Read more
Unit 9 Landforms-II - Plains and River valleys 05 Read more
Unit 10 Landforms-III - Plateaus 05 Read more
Unit 11 Family, School and Society 05 Read more
Unit 12 Rural and Urban Society-( Part-I) Life in the rural and Urban Societies 05 Read more
Unit 13 Rural and Urban society (Part-II)-Governance 05 Read more
Unit 14 What is Economics? 10 Read more
Unit 15 Money as a Medium of Exchange 'Integrated project' 10 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


The Story of Man

  • Use of stone artefacts as source in the reconstruction of the Past.
  • The story of evolution from the early 'Stone Age' to the 'New Stone Age'.
  • Categories of Stone Age.
  • Characteristics of the three 'Stone Ages'- Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and the Neolithic Ages.
  • From Pastoralist to settled life.
  • Uses of stone tools and fire.
  • The skills and knowledge of hunter gatherers

Unit 2


Man in the Stone Ages

  • Characteristic features of the three Stone Age categories.
  • Invention of Agriculture or the 'Neolithic Revolution'.
  • Method of cultivation in the 'Neolithic Age'

Unit 3


River valley civilizations-I

  • Ancient Egypt: focusing on the River Nile and its impact on ancient Egypt civilization.
  • Social, economic and political characteristics of this civilization.
  • The system of governance and the development of trade which later shaped the future of Egypt. Legacy of the civilization to the world.

Unit 4


River valley civilizations-II - River Indus: Indus Valley Civilization

  • To study the history of civilization of the Indus Valley: the political and social characteristics of the Indus Valley civilization.
  • The geographical, cultural and economic impact of the Nile Valley and Indus Valley civilization on society.
  • Mohenjo-daro and Harappa.
  • The nature and system of governance in the two societies.
  • Urbanism and Bronze Tools.
  • End of Indus Valley Civilization

Unit 5


My home. My city ...where I Live

  • Location of a Place
  • Cardinal Directions
  • Basic skills of Map Reading
  • Concept of Latitudes and Longitudes

Unit 6


Earth and its history

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Evolution of the Earth
  • Continent Building

Unit 7


The Earth and its Movements in Solar System

  • Rotation
  • The Earth and its Movements in solar system
  • Revolution

Unit 8


Landforms-1 - Mountains

  • Mountains
  • Types :- Fold Mountains Fault Mountains
  • Features :- Valleys- Due to folding, due to faulting Passes Waterfalls
  • Location:-Distribution in the world.
  • Importance and uses- Case study: Himalayas
  • Conservation of mountains

Unit 9


Landforms-II - Plains and River valleys

  • Plains
  • Types of plains on the basis of the process of their formation- Structural, Erosional and Depositional
  • On the basis of the agents that form them-river , wind, sea and snow • Usefulness of Plains
  • Location of river plains
  • Conservation of plains

Unit 10


Landforms-III - Plateaus

  • Plateaus
  • Classification and Location
  • Types:- Intermontane Piedmont Continental
  • Importance and Conservation of Plateaus

Unit 11


Family, School and Society

  • Meaning of the term 'society' and its importance in an individual's life. • Various roles and identities one has in the society and the interdependence of different identities.
  • The meaning and types of the family.
  • The meaning of school and its impact on a child's life.
  • One's own duties towards the school and the society.

Unit 12


Rural and Urban Society-( Part-I) Life in the rural and Urban Societies

  • The meaning of the term 'society' and its types.
  • The differences between the urban and the rural society on the basis of several parameters like:
    • Living conditions.
    • Educational facilities.
    • Employment opportunities available to the people in the urban and the rural society.
    • Nature of occupations in the rural and the urban society.
    • Availability of communication facilities in the rural and the urban society.
    • Choices of goods and services in both the societies.

Unit 13


Rural and Urban society (Part-II)-Governance

  • The importance of governance.
  • Decentralization.
  • Governance and people's participation at the two levels: Rural Urban

Unit 14


What is Economics?

  • What is Economics?
  • Economics in daily life

Unit 15


Money as a Medium of Exchange 'Integrated project'?

  • Money as a medium of exchange
  • Barter Economy
  • Role of money in our day to day life