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History and Civics Class 7 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

Academic year:

Units and Topics

#Unit/TopicMarks
1 History -
2 Civics -
 Total -

Syllabus

1 History
1.1 Medieval Europe – Rise and Spread of Christianity

Meaning of the term ‘Medieval’

  • tracing the beginning of the Medieval period in the world and India on the basis of evidence.

Socio/political circumstances.

Birth of Christianity.

Roman conquest of Palestine.

Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Main Teachings of Jesus.

Jesus’s opposition with Jewish leaders

The crucifixion of Jesus

Role of Emperor Constantine in spreading Christianity

The emergence of Constantinople as a new Christian Capital

The decline of the Ancient Roman Empire

Barbarian Invasions by Goths, Vandals, and Franks: its impact on Europe

Byzantium: the birth of a new empire

The emergence of the Turks and the Crusades

Monasteries and their impact

1.2 Rise and Spread of Islam

Pre-Islamic times - conditions in Saudi Arabia

Birth of Prophet Mohammad

Early life teachings and five basic principles of Islam

Migration of Prophet Mohammad to Medina-Hizrat

Prophet Mohammad’s return to Mecca (Mecca and Medina – the two holy places for Muslims)

Death of Prophet Mohammad and the beginning of the Caliphate

Spread of Islam

The Abbasid and Umayyad Dynasties

1.3 The Delhi Sultanate

The Turkish invasions

The rule of the five dynasties of Delhi Sultanate

Timeline exercise

  • expansion of the empire
  • administration
  • significance of court
  • nobility and land control

A case study of the Tughlaqs

A comparative study between the Tughlaqs and the Khaljis

Art and architecture, sociocultural development during this period

1.4 The Vijayanagar and Bahamani Kingdoms

The disintegration of the Tughlaq empire – causes

Rise of the Vijayanagar and the Bahamani Kingdoms

Case study of Krishandeva Raya

Mahamud Gawan – the founder of Bahamani Kingdom

Achievements, Administration, Art and Architecture – special mention of Hampi and Gol Gumbaz

1.5 The Mughal Empire

An overview of the Mughal Empire

The first battle of Panipat and the establishment of the Mughal Empire

Babur and Humayun

Sher Shah Suri – The great administrator

A case study of Akbar and his times (relation with other rulers, administration, revenue system, religious policy)

Jahangir and Nur Jahan

Jahangir’s and Shah Jahan’s patronage of architecture

Aurangzeb and his Deccan policy

The decline of the Mughal Empire

1.6 Making of Composite Culture

Bhakti and Sufi Movements (Causes, significant features, the role of saints)

Teachings of Kabir, Guru Nanak Dev, Shankara, Jananeswara

Alwars and Nayanars

Sufi saints and their teachings

Impacts on society

2 Civics
2.1 The Constitution of India

The Constitution – it's meaning

The role of the Constituent Assembly

The Preamble

The nature of State – Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic

The other objectives of the Constitution: Justice, Equality, Fraternity, and Liberty.

2.2 Directive Principles of State Policy

The welfare state – Features

Directive Principles of State Policy – Meaning

Principles promoting economic equality

  • general principles
  • Gandhian principles

Difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

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