The focus of ICSE Class 7 Syllabus of History and Civics is to help children acquire and develop the ability to make interconnections between processes and events; between developments in the past and the present; and between one curricular area to another. The ICSE Class 7 History and Civics syllabus describes the learning outcomes, key concepts, transitional processes and learning resources. To get a complete understanding, download the ICSE Class 7 Syllabus PDF of History and Civics.
Students can have a look at the core concepts of the History and Civics syllabus below:
Download ICSE Class 7 History Syllabus – The Medieval World
Students can find the main themes of the History syllabus below. The topics of these have been provided in detail in the pdf.
Theme 1: Medieval Europe – Rise and Spread of Christianity
Medieval Europe – Rise and Spread of Christianity
- Meaning of the term ‘Medieval’, tracing the beginning of Medieval period in the world and India on the basis of evidences.
- Socio / political circumstances.
- Birth of Christianity.
- Roman conquest of Palestine.
- Main Teachings of Jesus.
- Jesus’s opposition with Jewish leaders.
- Crucifixion of Jesus.
- Role of Emperor Constantine in spreading Christianity.
- Emergence of Constantinople as a new Christian Capital.
- Decline of the Ancient Roman Empire.
- Barbarian Invasions by Goths, Vandals and Franks; its impact on Europe.
- Byzantium: birth of a new empire
- Emergence of the Turks and the Crusades.
- Monasteries and their impact.
Theme 2: Rise and Spread of Islam
- Pre-Islamic times – conditions in Saudi Arabia
- Birth of Prophet Mohammad
- Early life teachings and five basic principles of Islam
- Migration of Prophet Mohammad to Medina- Hizrat
- Prophet Mohammad’s return to Mecca (Mecca and Medina – the two holy places for Muslims)
- Death of Prophet Mohammad and the beginning of the Caliphate
- Spread of Islam
- The Abbasid and Umayyad Dynasties
Theme 3: The Delhi Sultanate
- The Turkish invasions
- The rule of the five dynasties of Delhi Sultanate
- Time line exercise, (expansion of empire, administration, significance of court, nobility and land control).
- A case study of the Tughlaqs
- A comparative study between the Tughlaqs and the Khaljis.
- Art and architecture, socio-cultural development during this period.
Theme 4: The Vijayanagar and Bahamani Kingdoms
- Disintegration of Tughlaq empire – causes
- Rise of the Vijayanagar and the Bahamani Kingdoms
- Case study of Krishandeva Raya
- Mahamud Gawan – the founder of Bahamani Kingdom
- Achievements, Administration, Art and Architecture – special mention of Hampi and Gol Gumbaz
Theme 5: The Mughal Empire
- An overview of the Mughal Empire.
- The first battle of Panipat and establishment of Mughal Empire.
- Babur and Humayun
- Sher Shah Suri – The great administrator.
- A case study of Akbar and his times. (relation with other rulers, administration, revenue system, religious policy).
- Jahangir and Nur Jahan.
- Jahangir’s and Shah Jahan’s patronage of architecture.
- Aurangzeb and his Deccan policy.
- Decline of the Mughal Empire
Theme 6: Making of Composite Culture
- Bhakti and Sufi Movements (Causes, significant features, role of saints).
- Teachings of Kabir, Guru Nanak Dev, Shankara, Jananeswara.
- Alwars and Nayanars.
- Sufi saints and their teachings.
- Impacts on society
Download ICSE Class 7 Civics Syllabus
ICSE Class 7 Civics mainly consists of 2 themes. There are topics covered under them, which students can know by downloading the pdf.
Theme 1: The Constitution of India
- The Constitution – its meaning.
- The role of the Constituent Assembly.
- The Preamble.
- The nature of State – Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic.
- The other objectives of the Constitution: Justice, Equality, Fraternity and Liberty.
Theme 2: Directive Principles of State Policy
- Welfare State – Features.
- Directive Principles of State Policy – Meaning
- Principles promoting economic equality: general principles, Gandhian principles.
- Difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles.
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