HISTORY (Code No. 027)
CLASS–XI (2017 – 18)
Paper One Max. Marks: 100
Time: 3 hours
|1||Introduction to World History||8|
|Section A: Early Societies||40||15|
|3||From the beginning of time||18|
|Section B: Empires||50||20|
|6||An empire across three continents||15|
|7||Central Islamic lands||15|
|Section C: Changing Traditions||50||20|
|11||Changing cultural traditions||15|
|12||Confrontation of cultures||14|
|Section D: Paths to Modernization||52||20|
|14||The Industrial Revolution||15|
|15||Displacing indigenous People||15|
|16||Paths to modernization||15|
|Note:- Value Based Question can be taken from any of the above Section- A , B, C, D----- 05 Marks. Accordingly, teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding sections.|
|Total||220 Periods||100 marks|
Class XI: Themes in World History
1. Introduction to World History
SECTION A: EARLY SOCIETIES
3. 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.
4. Early Cities
Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
(a) Growth of towns.
(b) Nature of early urban societies.
(c) Historians’ Debate on uses of writing.
SECTION B: EMPIRES
6. An Empire across Three Continents
Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE.
(a) Political evolution
(b) Economic expansion
(c) Religion-cultural foundation
(d) Late Antiquity.
(e) Historians’ views on the institution of Slavery.
7. Central Islamic Lands
Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
(d) Historians’ viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.
8. 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.
SECTION C: CHANGING TRADITIONS
10. 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.
11. 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
12. 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.
SECTION D: PATHS TO MODERNIZATION
14. 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
15. Displacing Indigenous People
Focus on North America and Australia, I8th-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.
16. 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 modernization
17. Map Work on Units 1-16
18. Project work -
Please refer Circular separately for guidelines.
Project work will help students:
- To develop skill to gather data from a variety of sources, investigate diverse viewpoints and arrive at logical deductions.
- To develop skill to comprehend, analyze, interpret, evaluate historical evidence and understand the limitation of historical evidence.
- To develop 21st century managerial skills of co-ordination, self-direction and time management.
- To learn to work on diverse cultures, races, religions and lifestyles.
- To learn through constructivism-a theory based on observation and scientific study.
- To inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research.
- To communicate data in the most appropriate form using a variety of techniques.
- To provide greater opportunity for interaction and exploration.
- To understand contemporary issues in context to our past.
- To develop a global perspective and an international outlook.
- To grow into caring, sensitive individuals capable of making informed, intelligent and independent choices.
- To develop lasting interest in history discipline.
I. Weightage to content
|Section A: Early Societies||15 Marks|
|Section B : Empires||20 Marks|
|Section C: Changing Traditions||20 Marks|
|Section D: Paths to Modernization||20 Marks|
|Map Work Unit 1- 16||5 Marks|
|Project Work||20 Marks|
|Note:- Value Based Question can be taken from any of the above Section- A , B, C, D--- 04 Marks|
|Accordingly teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding sections|
II. Weightage to Difficulty level
|Estimated Difficulty Level||Percentage|
|(i) Easy (E)||30%|
|(ii) Average (AV)||50%|
|(iii) Difficult (D)||20%|
III. Division of Question Paper
The Question paper will be divided into A, B, C, D and E.
- Part A will carry 4 very short answer questions of 2 marks each.
- Part B 'Section-I' will carry 5 short answer questions of 4 marks each. Students should answer any four from section I.
- Part B 'Section II' is a value based compulsory question.
- Part C will carry 4 long questions of 8 marks each (word limit '350').
- Part D will carry 3 passage -based questions. The number of questions will be three, carrying 5 marks each (no internal choice). The passages will be taken from the textbooks as directed therein.
- Part E will have 1 map question of 5 marks. Items covered are 'identification and Location.
IV. Scheme of Option
Part A will have no choice.
Part B will be divided into 2 sections (from 4 sections of the book) +1 Value Based Section.
- Section I will have 5 questions from all the four sections, out of which the student will attempt any 4 questions.
- Section-II -One question will be a value based question which is a compulsory question.
Part C will carry four long answer questions. The number of questions will be 5 carrying 8 marks each. (Each question from four sections). Student will have to answer any four questions.
Part D will be passage-based questions. There will be THREE passages, ONE from each section followed by questions. There will be no internal choice. In
Part E, there will be one map question -Test items will be 'identification and significance'.
V. Weightage of marks section-wise
|Section A: Early Societies||2(1)||4(1)||8(1)||14 Marks|
|Section B: Empires||2(1)||4(1)||5(1)||8(1)||19 Marks|
|Section C: Changing Traditions||2(1)||4(1)||5(1)||8(1)||19 Marks|
|Section D: Paths to Modernization||2(1)||4(1) 4(1) (value based from any section||5(1)||8(1)||19 Marks+4 marks value questions = 23|
|Map Work Unit 1- 16||5(1)||5 Marks|
|Project work -||20 marks|
|(Note: Value Based Question can be from Section A, B, C, D any carry 04 marks. Accordingly teacher can reduce weightage of the corresponding sections.)|