Grade 8

Social Studies

The primary aim of teaching social studies in this grade, is to associate the learner with one’s, immediate social environment, cultural heritage and native geography making them well prepared and well-awarded future citizens of the nation

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Resources
  • Land, soil, water, natural vegetation & wildlife resources
  • Agriculture
  • Mineral & power Resources
  • How, When, and Where
  • From Trade to Territory
  • Civilizing the “Native”, Educating the Nation
  • Women, Caste and Reform
  • Ruling the Countryside
  • The Making of the National Movement: 1870s–1947
  • The Indian Constitution and Secularism
  • Parliament and The Making of Laws
  • The Judiciary
  • Social Justice and the Marginalized
  • India After Independence
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