ISSO Syllabus For Class 3 to 10th | International Social Studies Olympiad Syllabus

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ISSO Syllabus

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 3

Total Questions: 35Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Basic Needs, Festivals and Celebrations, People Who Help Us, Solar System and Our Earth, Our Environment, India – Our Motherland, India – Our Heritage, Our Ancestors – Early Life and Civilization, Connecting People

Section – 2 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 4

Total Questions: 35Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Our Country – Physical and Political Divisions, India – Resources and Climate, Our Rich Heritage, People Who Made a Difference, Our Constitution and Government, Our History, Earth and Environment, Transport and Communication

Section – 2 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 5

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : Our Earth, Our Environment, Weather and Climate, Our Country, Our Freedom Struggle, Great Achievers, The United Nations, Inventions and Discoveries, Agriculture and Industries, Transport and Communication, Evolution of Mankind

Section – 2 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 6

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : History – Studying the Past, The Early Humans, The First Cities and the Vedic Age, The Early Kingdoms and New Idea, The First Empire – The Maurya, Life in Towns and Villages, The Post-Mauryan Period, New Empires and Kingdoms, Culture and Science.

Section – 2 : Geography – Planet Earth, Its Major Domains and Landforms, Globes and Maps, Our  Country – India (Physical and Political Divisions, Climate, Vegetation and Wildlife)

Section – 3 : Social and Political Life – Diversity and Discrimination, Government and Key Elements of a Democratic Government, Local Government and Administration, Livelihoods – Rural and Urban

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions-Syllabus as per Section – 1, 2 & 3.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 7

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : History – Sources of Medieval Indian History, New Kings and Kingdoms, The Delhi Sultans and The Mughal Empire, Rulers and Buildings, Towns, Traders and Craftspersons, Mobile and Settled Communities, Bhakti Movement, Sufism and Regional Cultures, New Political Formations in the Eighteenth Century

Section – 2 : Geography – Earth and Our Environment,  Air and Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife, Human Environment – Settlements, Transport and Communication, Human-Environment Interaction (Life in the Tropical and the Sub-tropical Regions, Deserts and Temperate Grasslands)

Section – 3 : Social and Political Life – Democracy and Equality, State Government, Unpacking Gender, Understanding Media, Markets Around Us

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions-Syllabus as per Section – 1, 2 & 3.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 8

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : History – Modern India-Sources and Significance, The Establishment of Company Power, Rural Life and Tribal Societies, Crafts and Industries, The Revolt of 1857-58,  Education and British Rule, Women, Caste and Reform, Colonialism and Urban Change, Changes in the Arts: Painting, Literature, Architecture, Freedom Struggle in India, India After Independence

Section – 2 : Geography – Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources, Mineral, Power and Human Resources, Agriculture and Industries

Section – 3 : Social and Political Life – The Indian Constitution and Secularism, Parliamentary Government and The Judiciary, Social Justice and The Marginalized, Economic Presence of the Government

Section – 4 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1, 2 & 3.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 9

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : History – The French Revolution, Socialism In Europe and the Russian Revolution, Nazism and the Rise of Hitler, Forest Society and Pastoralism in the Modern World

Section – 2 : Geography – India – Physical Features and Climate, Drainage, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife, Population

Section – 3 : Political Science –  What Is Democracy? Why Democracy?, Constitutional Design and Democratic Rights,  Elections and Working of Institutions

Section – 4 : Economics  The Story of Village Palampur, People as Resource, Poverty and Food Security in India

Section – 5 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1, 2, 3 & 4.

SOF ISSO SYLLABUS CLASS 10

Total Questions: 50Time: 1 hr.

Section – 1 : History – Nationalism in Europe and India,  Globalization and Industrialization,  Print Culture and the Modern World

Section – 2 : Geography –  Resources and Development, Forest, Wildlife and Water Resources, Agriculture and Industries, Minerals and Energy Resources, Life Lines of National Economy

Section – 3 : Political Science – Power Sharing and Federalism, Democracy – Gender, Religion and Caste, Popular Struggles and Movements, Political Parties, Outcomes and Challenges to Democracy

Section – 4 : Economics  Development – Sectors of the Indian Economy, Money and Credit, Globalisation and Consumer Rights

Section – 5 : Higher Order Thinking Questions - Syllabus as per Section – 1, 2, 3 & 4.

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International Social Studies Olympiad (ISSO) Pattern

CLASS TOPIC / SECTION NO. OF QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION TOTAL MARKS
3rd & 4th Social Studies 30 1 30
Achievers Section 5 2 10
GRAND TOTAL 35   40
5th Social Studies 45 1 45
Achievers Section 5 3 15
GRAND TOTAL 50   60
6th to 8th History 20 1 20
Geography 15 1 15
Social and Political Life 10 1 10
Achievers Section 5 3 15
GRAND TOTAL 50   60
9th & 10th History 15 1 15
Geography 10 1 10
Political Science 10 1 10
Economics 10 1 10
Achievers Section 5 3 15
GRAND TOTAL 50   60