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This book is departing from over dominance of facts in social science to development of conceptual perspectives about the various aspects associated with our everyday life. This book also provides relief to not only learner moreover to the discipline of social science to take breath separate and beyond the hegemony of science.
This book is presented in four parts, though author is more convinced to have a collective writing regarding social science but the current available discourse forced to present this book in given for domains named History, Geography, Social and Political Science and pedagogical perspectives and issues.
All four units of this book are written comprehensively with reader friendly language, which facilitate them to understand the concept. Along with this simplicity, book also provides cognitive challenges to reader to develop critical understanding about the concept. Critical ability to understand knowledge facilitates leaners to transfer knowledge from one situation to another.
Unit I – History 1) When, where and How 2) Earliest Human Civilization and Processes 3) State Formation and Social Change 4) Emperies, Social and Cultural Exchange 5) Change and Continuity 6) Emergence of New Power and Social Change 7) Era of Rapid Changes 8) Nationalist Movement and Social Reform 9) India after Independence
Unit II – Geography 1) Understanding Geography 2) Earth in Solar System 3) Globe 4) Environment 5) Air 6) Water 7) Agriculture 8) Resources 9) Human Environment
Unit III – Social and Political Life 1) Understanding Diversity 2) Government 3) Making a Living 4) Democracy 5) Understanding Media 6) Understanding Gender Perspective 7) The Constitution 8) Parliamentary Government 9) Social Justice and the Marginalized
Unit IV – Pedagogical Issues 1) What is Pedagogy? 2) Issues and Challenges of Teaching– Learning Social Science 3) Discourse of Classroom Practices and Activities 4) Developing Critical Thinking 5) Primary and Secondary Sources 6) Evaluation in Social Science