THE BRITISH CO-ED HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR SCHOOL
 
 
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The subject provides an understanding of the working of the Indian government necessary for the student to grow into a responsible, enlightened citizen in a secular democracy.

It also enriches the understanding of those aspects of Indian historical development which are crucial to the understanding of contemporary India. Outside of the classroom, field trips are organized to historical places and museums, which give them first hand knowledge of the topics they are studying
 
  The following is a basic outline of the syllabus followed per year group:  
 
History
Discoveries of new sea routes, the establishment of the East India Company and the arrival of the British, the battles of Plassey and Buxar, the Revolt of 1857 and the growth of Nationalism.
Civics
Meaning of the constitution and introduction to the United Nations.
History
Ancient Indian History- The evolution of man the four stages-Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Chalcolithic, the Indus Valley Civilization, difference between early and later Vedic period, teachings of Mahavira and Lord Buddha, the establishment of the Mauryan Empire, contribution of Ashoka and the fall of the empire, the administration of the Guptas and scientific progress made during this period.
Civics
The establishment of village panchayats in the villages and municipalities in the cities, difference between public and private property.
 
   
 
History
Medieval Indian History- Islam and its impact on the Middle East ,the major developments focusing on some rulers -Iltutmish, Alauddin Khalji ,the Early Mughal s Babur ,Humayun ,Akbar ,Jahangir and Shah JahaN and the reign of Aurangzeb.
Civics
The constitution -Preamble and Objectives, Directive Principle of state policy, the three components of the Indian Government-Legislature, Executive and Judiciary.
 
   
 
History
Modern Indian History-  The establishment of the British Empire in India and their expansion, socio-religious reform movements and the revolt of 1857,socio-,causes and the conquences of the revolt of 1857
 
 
follow the topics covered as per ICSE and ISC curriculum.
 
     
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