ICSE Class 7 History and Civics Syllabus

The focus of the 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 Syllabus describes the learning outcomes, key concepts, transitional processes and learning resources for Class 7 History and Civics. To get a complete understanding, download the Syllabus PDF of History and Civics.

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Students can have a look at the core concepts of the History and Civics ICSE Class 7 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

  1. Meaning of the term ‘Medieval’, tracing the beginning of Medieval period in the world and India on the basis of evidences.
  2. Socio / political circumstances.
  3. Birth of Christianity.
  4. Roman conquest of Palestine.
  5. Main Teachings of Jesus.
  6. Jesus’s opposition with Jewish leaders.
  7. Crucifixion of Jesus.
  8. Role of Emperor Constantine in spreading Christianity.
  9. Emergence of Constantinople as a new Christian Capital.

Medieval Europe

  1. Decline of the Ancient Roman Empire.
  2. Barbarian Invasions by Goths, Vandals and Franks; its impact on Europe.
  3. Byzantium: birth of a new empire
  4. Emergence of the Turks and the Crusades.
  5. Monasteries and their impact.

Theme 2: Rise and Spread of Islam

  1. Pre-Islamic times – conditions in Saudi Arabia
  2. Birth of Prophet Mohammad
  3. Early life teachings and five basic principles of Islam
  4. Migration of Prophet Mohammad to Medina- Hizrat
  5. Prophet Mohammad’s return to Mecca (Mecca and Medina – the two holy places for Muslims)
  6. Death of Prophet Mohammad and the beginning of the Caliphate
  7. Spread of Islam
  8. The Abbasid and Umayyad Dynasties

Theme 3: The Delhi Sultanate

  1. The Turkish invasions
  2. The rule of the five dynasties of Delhi Sultanate
  3. Time line exercise, (expansion of empire, administration, significance of court, nobility and land control).
  4. A case study of the Tughlaqs
  5. A comparative study between the Tughlaqs and the Khaljis.
  6. Art and architecture, socio-cultural development during this period.

Theme 4: The Vijayanagar and Bahamani Kingdoms

  1. Disintegration of Tughlaq empire – causes
  2. Rise of the Vijayanagar and the Bahamani Kingdoms
  3. Case study of Krishandeva Raya
  4. Mahamud Gawan – the founder of Bahamani Kingdom
  5. Achievements, Administration, Art and Architecture – special mention of Hampi and Gol Gumbaz

Theme 5: The Mughal Empire

  1. An overview of the Mughal Empire.
  2. The first battle of Panipat and establishment of Mughal Empire.
  3. Babur and Humayun
  4. Sher Shah Suri – The great administrator.
  5. A case study of Akbar and his times. (relation with other rulers, administration, revenue system, religious policy).
  6. Jahangir and Nur Jahan.
  7. Jahangir’s and Shah Jahan’s patronage of architecture.
  8. Aurangzeb and his Deccan policy.
  9. Decline of the Mughal Empire

Theme 6: Making of Composite Culture

  1. Bhakti and Sufi Movements (Causes, significant features, role of saints).
  2. Teachings of Kabir, Guru Nanak Dev, Shankara, Jananeswara.
  3. Alwars and Nayanars.
  4. Sufi saints and their teachings.
  5. 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

  1. The Constitution – its meaning.
  2. The role of the Constituent Assembly.
  3. The Preamble.
  4. The nature of State – Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic.
  5. The other objectives of the Constitution: Justice, Equality, Fraternity and Liberty.

Theme 2: Directive Principles of State Policy

  1. Welfare State – Features.
  2. Directive Principles of State Policy – Meaning
  3. Principles promoting economic equality: general principles, Gandhian principles.
  4. Difference between Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles.

We have compiled the syllabus of all the subjects of Class 7 ICSE. Students can access them by visiting the ICSE Class 7 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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