ICSE Class 6 History and Civics Syllabus

The ICSE Class 6 Syllabus of History and Civics has been developed to make children understand the working of the world around them. This particular area of study equips the children with the knowledge and understanding of the past, which is necessary for coping with the present and planning for the future. The ICSE Class 6 History and Civics syllabus helps in understanding the curricular area of Civics makes them aware of socio-political life, whereas History will help them understand how their present has evolved from centuries of development.

ICSE Class 6 History and Civics Revised Syllabus PDF 2020-21

Students can have a look at the core concepts of History and Civics syllabus as provided below:

ICSE Class 6 History Syllabus – The Ancient World

Students can find the main topics to be covered in the History syllabus below. The subtopics of these have been provided in detail in the pdf.

Theme 1: The River Valley Civilizations

1) ‘Civilization’- meaning

2) Reasons for settlement near rivers

3) Major Civilizations:

  • Indus Valley
  • Egyptian

4) Main Characteristics:

  • Origin
  • Location (*Map)
  • Rivers
  • Society
  • Town Planning
  • Occupations
  • Trade
  • Religious Beliefs

5) Decline

Theme 2: The Vedic Civilization

1) Aryans in the Sapta Sindhu & Gangetic valley

2) ‘Vedas’ and ‘Vedic’ – meaning

3) The four Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas

4) Epics Ramayana & Mahabharata

5) Brahmavarta (Early Vedic age)

  • Social life
  • Economic life

6) Aryavarta (Later Vedic age)

  • Social Life
  • Four Ashramas

7) Gurukul System Economic life

Theme 3: Mahavira & Buddha – Great Preachers

1) Vardhamana Mahavira

  • Jainism
  • Teachings (Ahimsa, Caste system, Karma, Rebirth, Search for truth)

2) Gautama Buddha

  • Buddhism
  • Teachings (Four Noble Truths, Eight Fold Path, Ahimsa, Karma, Nirvana, Caste System)

Theme 4: The Mauryan Empire

1) Sources: Indica & Arthashastra

2) Chandragupta Maurya

  • Role of Chanakya

3) The Kalinga War

4) Ashoka’s Dhamma & Edicts (relevance of dhamma in our day to day lives)

5) Decline.

Theme 5: The Golden Age – Gupta Empire

1) Sources: The history of the Gupta Empire

2) Rulers of the Gupta Empire:

  • Chandragupta I
  • Samudragupta
  • Chandragupta II

3) The Golden Age:

  • Religious Life
  • Scientific Progress
  • Literature
  • Education

ICSE Class 6 Civics Syllabus

ICSE Class 6 Civics mainly consists of 2 topics. There are subtopics covered under them, which students can know by downloading the pdf from the above link.

Theme 1: The Rural Local Self Government

1) Local-Self Government meaning

2) Panchayati Raj System

3) Gram Sabha:

  • Gram Panchayat
  • Nyaya Panchayat

3) Block Samiti: Functions

4) Zila Parishads: Functions

Theme 2: Urban Local Self Government

1) Define the term – ‘Metropolitan’

2) Names of major cities– Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai

3) Municipal Corporations

4) Functions (Water Supply, Public health Sanitation, Education, Lighting, Public Security, Public Works, Maternity and Child Welfare): Any 2 functions

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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