ICSE Class 8 History and Civics Syllabus

ICSE Class 8 History and Civics syllabus provides an understanding of the past, which is crucial to understanding the present-day global world. Here, we have provided the detailed ICSE Class 8 History and Civics Syllabus. The present ICSE Class 8 curriculum in History and Civics will help students to understand the world and to use moral and mental energy against social forces. So, go through the detailed ICSE class 8 syllabus of History and Civics and kick start your studies in an organised way.

Download ICSE Class 8 History and Civics Revised Syllabus 2020-21 PDF 

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

Download ICSE Class 8 History Revised Syllabus 2020-21

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

A Period of Transition

  • The period of transition – basic understanding.
  • Sources – Primary and Secondary.
  • The Industrial Revolution – meaning and reasons why it began in England, major inventions, Impacts of Industrial Revolution. Imperialism- Its meaning, caused and impacts with special reference to South Asian Countries.

The Growth of Nationalism

  • The French Revolution – Causes, the outbreak, impact, the post – revolution period, Napoleon Bonaparte (brief study of the revolution).

India in the 18th Century

  • Decline of the Mughal Empire – (Major factors/causes).

Traders to Rulers

  • Advent of English East India Company- a brief mention
  • Conquest of BengalBattle of Plassey, Buxar- causes and results.

The Great Uprising of 1857

  • Reasons – political, socio religious, economic, military.
  • Immediate causes.
  • Leaders.
  • Consequences.
  • Nature of the Uprising.

Download ICSE Class 8 Civics Revised Syllabus 2020-21

ICSE Class 8 Civics mainly consists of 2 topics. There are subtopics covered under them, which students can know by downloading the pdf.

The three main organs of the Indian Government: Legislature, Executive, Judiciary

  • Legislature – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, composition, term, election, qualifications, Presidency officer.
  • Executive – The President, The Vice – President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers- qualifications, election (method not procedure).
  • The Judiciary – The Supreme Court and high Court – Composition, qualifications of judges, appointment.

United Nations

  • Aims and Principles, Organs (all SLR mention in brief)- General Assembly, Security Council, International Court of Justice (detail) – functions.
  • Agencies of UN – UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO – functions only.

We have compiled the syllabus of all the subjects of Class 8 ICSE. Students can access them by visiting the ICSE Class 8 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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