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CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus 2018 - 2019

Jan 9, 2019 14:10 IST

    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.

    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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