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Viva ICSE History and Civics - 8

Viva ICSE History and Civics - 8

Viva ICSE History and Civics - 8

Viva ICSE History and Civics - 8

Based on the Latest ClSCE Curriculum

  • By: Anupa Banerjee


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ISBN: 9789389401875

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2020

Pages: 260

Size: 8.5 x 11 Inch

Publisher: Viva Education

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: Worldwide


Viva ICSE History and Civics for classes 6 to 8 conforms to the latest curriculum released by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) in November 2016.

The primary objective of this series is to enable the learners to understand the workings of the world around them. To this end, the History section focuses on equipping the learners with the knowledge and understanding of the past to help them form anidea of the present which would enable them to plan for the future. The Civics section aims at familiarizing them with the socio-political life.

This series has been designed to present the concepts in a simple yet engaging manner. Each chapter has embedded exercises and activities to make learning more meaningful and enable the learners to make connections with the wider world.

Key Features of the Series

  • Lessons presented in an engaging and easy-to-understand language
  • Appropriate pictures, photographs and maps given to make concepts clearer
  • A glossary of difficult words given on the same page on which they appear to facilitate at-a-glance reading
  • Timelines of the chronology of events given as a ready reckoner
  • Important People, Places and Terms from all the chapters to facilitate further understanding and knowledge
  • Model Test Papers designed to prepare the learners for the board examinations
  • Mind Maps of each chapter to enable quick revision
  • In-text questions for discussions to gauge whether the topic has been grasped given in Let's Discuss/Do
  • Information based on the topic but beyond the syllabus presented in Fact Corner
  • Let's Recall recapitulates all the important topics covered in the chapter
  • Varied types of questions such as choosing the right option, gap fills, brief and detailed answers, comparisons, citing differences and picture description provided in Let's Learn
  • Let's Do covers classroom activities and projects to be done independently
  • Values and Life Skills integrates various subjects as delineated in the curriculum

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Target Audience:

Students of Class 8 following ClSCE curriculum.



Theme 1: A Period of Transition
Chapter 1: Transition to the Modern Era
Chapter 2: Industrial Revolution and Imperialism

Theme 2: The Growth of Nationalism
Chapter 3: The American War of Independence
Chapter 4: The French Revolution
Chapter 5: The American Civil War

Theme 3: India in the 18th Century
Chapter 6: Decline of the Mughals and Rise of Independent Kingdoms

Theme 4: Traders to Rulers
Chapter 7: Rise of British Power in Bengal
Chapter 8: Policies of British Expansion

Theme 5: British Policies and Impacts
Chapter 9: Economic Policies of the British
Chapter 10: Introduction of Modern Education

Theme 6: The Great Uprising of 1857
Chapter 11: Revolt of 1857

Theme 7: Socioreligious Reforms
Chapter 12: Social and Religious Reforms

Theme 8: India's Struggle for Freedom
Chapter 13: Rise of Nationalism and the Indian National Movement (1885-1916)
Chapter14: March towards Freedom (1917-47)



Theme I: The Three Organs of Indian Government: Legislature, Executive and Judiciary
Chapter 1: The Union Legislature
Chapter 2: The Union Executive
Chapter 3: The Judiciary

Theme 2: The United Nations
Chapter 4: United Nations

Important Terms, People and Places

Model Test Papers-1, 2, 3 and 4

Mind Maps

About the Author:

Anupa Banerjee, MA, B.Ed., has more than twenty years of teaching experience. She has been affiliated with CBSE and ICSE schools. She is currently with The Heritage School, Kolkata.

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