CBSE : Class VIII - Social

Flowering of Culture
  • The Printing Press in India Literature Painting
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Photography, Drama and Sculpture
  • Case Studies
Economic Presence of the Government
  • Economic Functions
  • Infrastructure and the Economy
  • Government in the Social Sector
Natural Resources-Land,Soil and Water
  • Introduction
  • Plateaus
  • The Northern Plains
  • The Coastal Plains and the Island
  • Soil and Soil Formation
  • Soil Conservation
How,When and Where
  • How Important are Dates?
  • How Do We Know
The Expansion of British power in India
  • Mercantilism in India Trade war Battle of Plassey (1757)
  • Expansion of the Empire
  • Military Administration
  • Police
Rural life and Society
  • Revenue Collection in Mughal Times
  • Ryotwari System
  • Mahalwari System
  • Transformation of Agriculture
  • Case Study-Punjab
Colonialism and Tribal Societies
  • Adivasis-Indigenous Tribes of India
  • Tribal Revolts
  • The Munda Rebellion (1895-1900)
  • Tribal Uprising in the North-East
Crafts and Industries
  • Indian Industry and Trade in the Pre-British Period
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • De-Industrialization ? A Case Study in Textiles
  • Growth of Industries in the 20th Century
The Revolt of 1857
  • The Beginning of Resistance
  • Causes for the Uprising
  • Immediate cause
  • Other Areas
Education and British Rule
  • Education in Pre-British Times
  • Anglicists and the Orientalists
  • Indian Reforms
  • Case Study - Baroda
  • National Education
Women and Reform
  • Status of Indian Women
  • The womens Question
  • The Burning Issue of Sati
  • Child Marriage
  • Womens Education
Challenging the Caste System
  • Caste System
  • Eastern India
  • Western India (With a Focus on Maharashtra)
  • South India
Colonialism and Urban Change
  • British Presence in India
  • Emergence of new Urban Spaces
  • Administration of Towns and Cities
  • Transport and Communication
The Nationalist Movement
  • Rise of Nationalism
  • Discriminatory British Policies
  • The Revolutionaries
  • The Swaraj Party
  • The Second World War
India After Independence
  • The Partition of India
  • Our Progress After 1947
  • The Non-Aligned Movement
  • India and her Neighbours
  • Socio-Economic Challenges
Resources
  • Resources
  • Types of Natural Resources
  • Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources
  • Conservation of Resources
Natural Resources-Natural Vegetation and Wildlife
  • Introduction
  • Temperate Evergreen Forests
  • Coniferous Forests
  • Temperate Grasslands
  • Tundra Vegetation
  • Indias natural vegetation and wildlife
Natural Resources-Minerals and Power Resources
  • Introduction
  • Types of Minerals
  • Distribution of minerals in India
  • Power Resources - conventional Resources
  • Non-Conventional Resources
  • Geothermal Energy
Agriculture-Types of Farming
  • Introduction
  • Plantation Farming
  • Dairy Farming
Major Crops and Case Studies
  • Major Crops
  • Plantation Crops
  • Beverage Crops
  • Fibre Crops
  • Case Studies
Industries-Their Classification
  • Introduction
  • Classification on The Basis of Size
  • Classification on the Basis of Ownership
  • Classification on the Basis of Raw Materials
Major Industries
  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Locating of Industry
  • Iron and Steel Industry
India and the World-Case Studies
  • Iron and Steel Industry
  • Cotton Textile Industry
  • Information Technology Industry
Human Resource
  • Introduction
  • Distribution of Population
  • Densely populated areas
  • Government Policies
What is Disaster management
  • Disaster
  • Effects of a Disaster
  • Management of disasters
Earthquakes
  • The Earthquake Zones
  • Safeguards Against earthquakes
  • Coping with an Earthquake
Weather-related Disasters
  • Introduction
  • Cyclones
Man-made Disasters
  • Fire-Related Disasters
  • Nuclear Disasters
  • Chemical Disasters
  • Terrorism-Related Disasters
Forms of Untouchability
  • Forms of Untouchability
  • Manual Scavenging and Problems
  • Efforts to end Manual Scavenging
Social Justice and the Marginalized
  • Marginalization
  • The Scheduled Castes
  • The Scheduled Tribes
  • Provisions in the constitution
Role of the Police and Courts
  • Challenging the Caste System
  • Hierarchy of the Police Force
  • Functions of the Police
  • Role of the Public Prosecutor
The Judiciary
  • The Judiciary
  • The Supreme Court
  • The High Court
  • Subordinate Courts
  • An Impartial Judiciary
The Making of Laws
  • The Right To Education
  • The Company And Finances
  • Violation And Implication
Government at the Centre
  • Parliament of India
  • The Lok Sabha
  • The Rajya Sabha
  • Law Making Procedure
  • The Powers Of The President
  • Prime Minister
Vision of the Indian Constitution
  • The Preamble
  • From Ideas To Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Fundamental Rights As Human Rights
  • Fundamental Duties
The Indian Constitution and the Need for Laws
  • The Constitution
  • Constitution and Legality
  • Law and Dissent
  • The Anti-liquor Campaign
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