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Viva ICSE Social Studies - 4

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 4

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 4

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 4

Based on the Latest ClSCE Curriculum

  • By: Anupa Banerjee


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ISBN: 9789389401967

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2020

Pages: 164

Size: 8.5 x 11 Inch

Publisher: Viva Education

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: Worldwide


Viva Social Studies is a series of three books for classes 3 to 5. It is completely in adherence to the latest curriculum of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

As envisaged in the curriculum, the learners are introduced to various aspects and concerns of the present times through a wide range of contents drawn from the disciplines of History, Civics and Geography. The series aspires to inculcate a sense of appreciation for our past heritage; facilitate an understanding of the changes that have taken place in governance and to have a better understanding of the world and the pressing environmental concerns.

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


Key Features of the Series:

  • We will learn: states the learning objectives of the lesson
  • Warm Up: a lead-in task or discussion that is connected to the topic to be discussed
  • Let's Do: in-text activities related to the topic being discussed
  • Let's Discuss: in-text discussions based on the topic being covered
  • Fact Corner: information based on the topic but beyond the syllabus, presented in boxes
  • Now I Know: recapitulation of all the important topics covered in each lesson
  • Exercises: varied types of questions ranging from choosing the right option, fill in the blanks, completing the flow charts and mind maps, choosing true or false sentences, think and answer, and answering questions in detail
  • Life Skills: topics integrating various skills as delineated in the syllabus
  • Creative Corner: activities to aid the learners to express the concepts learnt creatively
  • Beyond Textbook: integrates activities to reinforce the topic learnt while connecting it with the surroundings
  • Words to Know: meanings of some new words used in the lessons
  • Quick Check: a compilation of questions based on each lesson for evaluation

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Target Audience:

Students of ICSE Class 4. 


Theme 1: The Story of the Past

Chapter 1. What is History? • Meaning of history • Importance of history • Family history • Periods in history

Chapter 2. Sources of History • Archaeological sources • Literary sources • Importance of preserving sources • Archaeologists and historians


Theme 2: Almanac

Chapter 3. Timeline and Calendars • Timeline • Special terms for time periods • Calendar and almanac • History of calendars • The Gregorian calendar • The Saka calendar • Differences between Gregorian and Saka calendars


Theme 3: Responsibilities of a Good Citizen

Chapter 4. Understanding Civics • Civics and its importance • Who is a citizen? • Rights and duties • Civic sense • A good neighbour is a good citizen

Chapter 5. Our Responsibilities • Taking care of public and private property • Participating in elections


Theme 4: The EarthIts Movements and Forms

Chapter 6. The Earth and Its Movements • Movements of the Earth • Axis of the Earth • Rotation of the Earth • Revolution of the Earth • How are seasons caused

Chapter 7. The Four Domains and Major Landforms • The four domains of the Earth • Major landforms of the Earth • Continents of the world • Oceans of the world

Chapter 8. Understanding Maps • What is a map • Types of maps • Elements of a map


Theme 5: Our State • Our Country: India

Chapter 9. The Himalayan Region • States and union territories of the Himalayan region: Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Ladakh (UT), Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalya

Chapter 10. The Northern Plains • States and union territories of the Northern Plains: Punjab, Haryana, Delhi (UT), Chandigarh (UT), Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal

Chapter 11. Western and Central India • States and union territories of Western India: Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu (UT), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT) • States of Central India: Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand

Chapter 12. Southern India • States and union territories of Southern India: Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry (UT), Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Lakshadweep Islands (UT), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT)


Theme 6: IndiaUnity in Diversity

Chapter 13. The Physical Divisions of India • The Himalayas • The Northern Plains • The Peninsular Plateau • The Great Indian Desert • The Coastal Plains • The Islands • Major rivers of India

Chapter 14. The People of India • Population of India • Life of people • Why should we value our diff erences • Unity in diversity


Theme 7: Pollution—​Its impact on the Environment

Chapter 15. Pollution: Causes, Effects and Prevention • What is pollution • Pollution: types, causes, effects and prevention

Chapter 16. Waste Disposal • Types of waste • Disposal of waste • Conserving the environment

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About the Author:

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

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