ICSE Class 6 Geography Syllabus

The ICSE Class 6 Syllabus of Geography connects students directly to their environment. The Geography Curriculum deals with the development of children’s understanding and appreciation of the world through continuous interaction and exploration of the natural and human environment. Here, students can find the detailed ICSE Class 6 Geography Syllabus. They can also download it from the link provided below.

Download ICSE Class 6 Geography Revised Syllabus PDF 2020-21

Students can have a look at the core concepts of the Geography syllabus below.

Theme 1: Representation of Geographical Features

  1. Maps: introduction, difference between map, sketch, plan and globe.
  2. Importance of maps.
  3. Direction: eight cardinal points.

Theme 2: Landforms

  1. Types of landforms.
  2. Mountains and Valleys: processes of formation of mountains and valleys – endogenous and exogenous processes.
  3. Mountains:
    – Formation of Mountains, folding, meaning and characteristics of young fold mountains, distribution of Young Fold Mountains in the world – Rockies, Andes, Alps, Great Dividing Range, Himalayas and Atlas Mountains; Meaning and characteristics of Old Fold Mountains, distribution of old fold mountains in the world (Urals, Appalachians, Aravalis).
    – Faulting: meaning of faulting, formation and characteristics of Block mountains.
    – Importance of mountains.
    – Volcanic mountains: formation and characteristics (Mount. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mt. Fujiyama in Japan).
  4. Valleys: Formation and characteristics of rift Valley, distribution of rift valleys in the world – Rhine, Narmada, Nile.
  5. Plateaus: formation and characteristics, types of plateaus (Intermontane and volcanic: definition and examples), distribution in the world (The Deccan plateau in India, Tibet Plateau).
  6. Plains: formation and characteristics, types of plains (depositional and erosional: definition and examples).
  7. Landforms and people: Landforms – impact on the life of people. (comparison between life in the mountains and life in the plains).

Theme 3: Minerals

  1. Minerals and Ores (meaning and examples).
  2. Types of minerals – metallic and non-metallic
    – Metallic: Iron ore, bauxite, manganese, copper
    – Non-Metallic: Lime stone, mica and mineral fuels (coal and petroleum) natural gas
  3. Conservation of minerals

Theme 4: Study of Continents: North America and South America

A brief idea of the formation of continents.
1) North America

  • Introduction
  • Location
  • Boundaries
  • Major Physical features
  • Locating the above on the map (details given in the table below)
  • Political divisions (countries and capitals to be covered through Atlas only)

2) South America 

  • Introduction
  • Location
  • Boundaries
  • Major Physical features
  • Locating the above on the map (details given in the table below)
  • Political divisions (countries and capitals to be covered through Atlas only)

We have compiled the syllabus of all the subjects of Class 6 ICSE board. Students can access them by visiting the ICSE Class 6 Syllabus page at BYJU’S. Keep learning and stay tuned for further updates on ICSE/CBSE/State Board and other competitive exams.

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