The series Focus on Historyand Civics for Classes 6 to 8 has been developed and designed strictly according to the latest curriculum prepared and recommended by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi to be effective from the academic year 2017-2018 and onwards. The objective of this new curriculum in History and Civics is to help the students not only to understand and analyse; but also to participate effectively in their future world and use their critical, mental and moral energy in a positive manner.
Main Objectives of teaching History and Civics at this level are :
To enable children to
Learn about the past by creating a sense of historical diversity.
Understand timelines and historical maps.
Create a strong sense of human values.
Make connections between political, social and economic issues and recognise the ways in which politics affects their daily lives.
Imbibe the values of Indian Constitution and their significancein everyday life.
Understand the normative dimensions like issues of equality, justice and dignity in society and polity.
Each book in the series is divided into two sections—History & Civics. Historysection provides an understanding of those aspects of past which are crucial to understand present day national and global perspectives. Civics section incorporates the best methods of teaching practices to help children grow as responsible citizens in a secular democracy. Our attempt, in this series, is to capture the interest and arouse genuine curiosity in the learners through presentation of facts and concepts in a simple and lucid style, infused with numerous illustrations and photographs.
Salient features of this series are :
Learner-centred and comprehensive approach.
Each Key concept explained using suggested transactional processes and learning resources.
Captivating Photographs, Illustrations and Maps.
Points to Remember summarizes important points in the lesson for easy recapitulation.
Key Wordsgives difficult words and their meanings.
Time to Learngives various types of Exercises based on Objective and Subjective type questions.
Time to Do gives various types of activities to enhance the understanding of the concepts.
Chapter at a Glance gives a gist of the entire chapter for quick revision.
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