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Learning Social Science at Upper Primary Level 1 – Understanding Social Science as a Discipline

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Contents covered in this part of the PDF book under Learning Social Science at Upper Primary Level 1 – Understanding Social Science as a Discipline

Unit 1 : Nature Of Social Sciences

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Learning Objectives
  • 1.2 Social Sciences : Evolution and Conception
  • 1.2.1 Evolution of Social Sciences
  • 1.2.2 Conception of Social Sciences and Its Relation to Conception of Social Studies
  • 1.2.3 Social Sciences in Upper Primary School Curriculum
  • 1.3 Social Sciences : Down the Ages
  • 1.3.1 Social Sciences in Pre-modern World
  • 1.3.2 Social Sciences in Modern and Contemporary World
  • 1.3.3 Indian Perspectives of Social Sciences : Down the Ages
  • 1.4 Current Status of Society
  • 1.4.1 Current Social Phenomena and Challenges
  • 1.4.2 Scope of Social Sciences in a Differentiated Society
  • 1.5 Components of Social Sciences
  • 1.5.1 Subjects Considered under Social Sciences Family
  • 1.5.2 Instructional Components of Social Sciences at School Level
  • 1.6 Interdisciplinary and Integration Perspectives in Social Sciences
  • 1.6.1 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Sciences
  • 1.6.2 Integration Perspectives in Social Sciences
  • 1.7 Let us Sum up
  • 1.8 Glossary / Abbreviations
  • 1.9 Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 1.10 Suggested Readings and References
  • 1.11 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 2 : Social Sciences In School Curriculum

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Learning Objectives
  • 2.2 Forces that Influenced Social Sciences Curriculum
  • 2.2.1 Colonial Legacy and the Nationalist Perspective
  • 2.2.2 The Evolution of post-independence Social Sciences Curriculum
  • 2.2.3 National Integration and International Understanding
  • 2.2.4 Secularism and Communalism
  • 2.2.5 Influence of the Subaltern Perspective on Social Sciences Curriculum
  • 2.2.6 Gender, Caste and Tribal Perspectives
  • 2.2.7 International Perspective on Social Sciences Curriculum
  • 2.2.8 Current Thinking and Practice in Social Sciences Curriculum at the National Level
  • 2.3 Let Us Sum Up
  • 2.4 Answers to Check Your Progress
  • 2.5 Suggested Readings and References
  • 2.6 Unit-End Exercises

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