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History Class 11 CBSE (Arts) CBSE Topics and Syllabus

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CBSE Syllabus For Class 11 History: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 11. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CBSE Class 11 History syllabus for the academic year 2021-2022 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 11 History Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CBSE Class 11 History Syllabus pdf 2021-2022. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 11 History in addition to this.

Academic year:

CBSE Class 11 History Revised Syllabus

CBSE Class 11 History and their Unit wise marks distribution

CBSE Class 11 History Course Structure 2021-2022 With Marking Scheme

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Syllabus

I Introduction to World History


II Early Societies


2.1 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.
2.2 Early Cities
  • Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
    (a) Growth of towns.
    (b) Nature of early urban societies.
    (c) Historians' Debate on uses of writing.
III Empires


3.1 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.
3.2 Central Islamic Lands
  • Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
    (a) Polity
    (b) Economy
    (c) Culture.
    (d) Historians' viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.
3.3 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.
IV Changing Traditions


4.1 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.

4.2 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

4.3 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.
V Paths to Modernization


5.1 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?'

5.2 Displacing Indigenous People
  • Focus on North America and Australia, 18th-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.
5.3 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 for the displaced populations. modernization

5.4 Map Work on Units 1-16


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