CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 2019

CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 19 is available here. In the syllabus, you will find the important details related course structure, question paper design, prescribed textbooks.

Created On: Jan 9, 2019 14:10 IST
CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 2019
CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 2019

CBSE Syllabus 2018 - 2019 for Class 11 History annual exam 2019 is available here. It contains details about course structure, question paper design, prescribed textbooks and other important information related to Class 11 History subject. Students can also download CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018-19 with the help of download link given at the end of this article.

Important details from CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 2019 is given below:

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Introduction to World History


Section A: Early Societies






From the beginning of time



Early cities


Section B: Empires






An empire across three continents



Central Islamic lands



Nomadic Empires


Section C: Changing Traditions






Three orders



Changing cultural traditions



Confrontation of cultures


Section D: Paths to Modernization






The Industrial Revolution



Displacing indigenous People



Paths to modernization



   Map work (units 1-16 )



   Project Work




100 marks

1. Introduction to World History

Section A: Early Societies

2. Introduction

3. From the Beginning of Time

Focus: Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE

(a) Views on the origin of human beings.

(b) Early societies.

(c) Historians’ views on present-day gathering- hunting societies.

4. Early Cities

Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE

(a) Growth of towns.

(b) Nature of early urban societies.

(c) Historians’ Debate on uses of writing

Section B: Empires

5. Introduction

6. An Empire across Three Continents

Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE.

(a) Political evolution

(b) Economic expansion

(c) Religio-cultural foundation

(d) Late Antiquity.

(e) Historians’ views on the institution of Slavery.

7. Central Islamic Lands

Focus: 7th to 12th centuries

(a) Polity

(b) Economy

(c) Culture.

(d) Historians’ viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.

8. Nomadic Empires

Focus: the Mongol, 13th to 14th century

(a) The nature of nomadism.

(b) Formation of empires.

(c) Conquests and relations with other states.

(d) Historians’ views on nomadic societies and state formation.

Section C: Changing Traditions

9. Introduction

10. Three Orders

Focus: Western Europe, 13th -16th century

(a) Feudal society and economy.

(b) Formation of states.

(c) Church and Society.

(d) Historians’ views on decline of feudalism.

11. Changing Cultural Traditions

Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century.

(a) New ideas and new trends in literature and arts.

(b) Relationship with earlier ideas

(c) The contribution of West Asia.

(d) Historians’ viewpoints on the validity of the notion ‘European Renaissance’.

12. Confrontation of Cultures

Focus on America, 15th to 18th century.

(a) European voyages of exploration.

(b) Search for gold; enslavement, raids, extermination.

(c) Indigenous people and cultures – the Arawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas.

(d) The history of displacements.

(e) Historians’ viewpoints on the slave trade.

Section D:

Paths TO Modernization

13. Introduction

14. The Industrial Revolution

Focus on England, 18th and 19th century.

(a) Innovations and technological change

(b) Patterns of growth.

(c) Emergence of a working class.

(d) Historians’ viewpoints, Debate on ‘Was there an Industrial Revolution?’

15. Displacing Indigenous People

Focus on North America and Australia, I8th -20th century.

(a) European colonists in North America and Australia.

(b) Formation of white settler societies.

(c) Displacement and repression of local people.

(d) Historians’ viewpoints on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population.

16. Paths to Modernization*

Focus on East Asia, late 19th and 20th century.

(a) Militarization and economic growth in Japan.

(b) China and the Communist alternative.

(c) Historians’ Debate on the meaning of modernization

Note*: Keeping in view the importance of both the themes i.e. Japan and China, it is advised that both must be taught in the schools)

17. Map Work on Units 1-16

18. Project work -

Please refer Circular separately for guidelines.

Project work will help students:

To develop skill to gather data from a variety of sources, investigate diverse viewpoints and

arrive at logical deductions.

To develop skill to comprehend, analyze, interpret, evaluate historical evidence and understand

the limitation of historical evidence.

To develop 21st century managerial skills of co-ordination, self-direction and time management.

To learn to work on diverse cultures, races, religions and lifestyles.

To learn through constructivism-a theory based on observation and scientific study.

To inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research.

To communicate data in the most appropriate form using a variety of techniques.

To provide greater opportunity for interaction and exploration.

To understand contemporary issues in context to our past.

To develop a global perspective and an international outlook.

To grow into caring, sensitive individuals capable of making informed, intelligent and

independent choices.

To develop lasting interest in history discipline.

History: Project Work

Class XI (2018-19)

List of Few Suggestive Topics for Projects

1. Anthropological Research based on Darwin’s Theory

2. Critique of the industrialization in Britain

3. Relations and impacts of past crusades

4. Making and unmaking of Mesopotamia

5. Paradigms of Greco-Roman civilization

6. Aspirations of women in Renaissance period

7. Paths to Modernization of Japan / China

8. An Exploratory study into Humanism

9. Piecing together the past of Genghis Khan

10. An in depth study into “now and then” paradigm of Christianity

11. An exploratory study into the realism and the transmission of Humanistic ideas

12. Scientific Revolution and the origins of modern science

13. An exploratory study into the making of America

14. Myriad Realms of Slavery in ancient, medieval and modern world

15. Learning about global Sufism

16. History of aborigines – America / Australia

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