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History and Civics Class 6 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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CISCE Syllabus For Class 6 History and Civics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 6. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 6 History and Civics syllabus for the academic year 2023-2024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 6 History and Civics 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 CISCE Class 6 History and Civics Syllabus pdf 2023-2024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 6 History and Civics in addition to this.

Academic year:

CISCE Class 6 History and Civics Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 6 History and Civics and their Unit wise marks distribution

CISCE Class 6 History and Civics Course Structure 2023-2024 With Marking Scheme

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1 History – an Introduction

Introduction To History



sources of history

religious literature 


ancient history

2 Early Man

Early man
Stone age

  1. Palaeolithic Age or Old Stone Age
  2. Mesolithic Age or Middle Stone Age
  3. Neolithic Age or New Stone Age
  4. Chalcolithic Age or Copper Stone Age

Inventions and Discoveries

Barter system

3 The River Valley Civilisations: Indus Valley Civilisation

Civilization - meaning

Reasons for settlement near rivers

Major Civilization:

  • Indus valley
  • Mesopotamian
  • Egyptian
  • Chinese

Main Characteristics of Civilization

  • Origin
  • Location(map)
  • Rivers
  • Society
  • Social life - Family, Community
  • Town planning
  • Occupation
  • Trade
  • Art and (Craft), Architecture
  • Religious Beliefs

the decline of river valley civilization

4 The River Valley Civilisations: Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Chinese Civilisations
5 The Vedic Civilisation

Aryans in the Sapta Sindhu and Gangetic valley

Vedas and Vedic meaning

The four Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas

Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata

Brahmavarta (Early Vedic age)

  • Political Organization
  • Social life
  • Economic life

Aryavarta (Later Vedic Age)

  • Political Org
  • Social Life
  • Four Ashramas

Gurukul System Economic life

6 Mahavira and Buddha – Great Preachers

Social conditions for the rise of Jainism and Buddhism

Vardhamana Mahavira

  • Jainism
  • Early Life
  • Teachings (Ahimsa, Caste system, Karma, Rebirth, search for truth)
  • Sub Sections of Jainism

Gautama Buddha

  • Buddhism
  • Early Life
  • Teachings (Four Noble Truths, Eight-Fold Path, Ahimsa, Karma, Nirvana, Caste System)
  • Sub Sections of Buddhism

A comparative study between Jainism and Buddhism

  • Spread and decline
7 Rise of Kingdoms and Republics

Introduction to terms - Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Powerful Kingdoms:

  • Vatsa
  • Avanti
  • Kosala
  • Magadha

The mighty Kingdom of Magadha

  • Rulers (Bimbisara, Ajatashatru)
  • Rule of Nandas
  • Alexander,s Invasion
  • Chandragupta Maurya (Brief mention of his life before he became the ruler)
8 The Mauryan Empire

Sources: Indica and Arthashastra

Chandragupta Maurya

  • Role of Chanakya


Ashoka (Ascend to the throne, the extent of the kingdom, Kalinga war, Welfare state)

Ashoka's Dhamma, and Edicts

Mauryan Administration

  • With reference to Pataliputra

Maurya Art and economy

The decline of the Maurya Empire

9 The Golden Age: Gupta Empire

Sources: The history of the Gupta Empire

Rulers of the Gupta Empire:

  • Chandragupta I
  • Samudragupta
  • Chandragupta II

The Golden Age

  • Features/ Characteristics
  • Administration
  • Economy
  • Religious Life
  • Scientific Progress
  • Art, Architecture, and Literature
  • Education
10 Rural Local Self-government

Local-self Government- meaning

Panchayati Raj System:

  • Panchayats (Features and Functions)

Gram Sabha:

  • Gram Panchayat
  • Nyaya Panchayat

Block Samiti:

  • Compositi on
  • Functions

Zila Parishads:

  • Compositi on
  • Functions
11 Urban Local Self-government

Define the term - Metropolitan

Names of major cities

  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai

Municipal Corporations

Composition of Urban Local Self-government

Functions of Urban Local Self-government

  • Water supply
  • Public health Sanitation
  • Education
  • Lighting
  • Public Security
  • Public Works
  • Maternity and Child Welfare


  • Brief Mention

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