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Viva ICSE Social Studies - 5

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 5

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 5

Viva ICSE Social Studies - 5

Based on the Latest ClSCE Curriculum

  • By: Sreerupa Mukhopadhyay


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ISBN: 9789389401974

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2020

Pages: 156

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 5.


Theme 1: Evolution of Mankind

Chapter 1. The Story of Human Evolution • What is human evolution • Different stages of human evolution • Sources/evidences of human evolution • Life of early humans

Chapter 2. The Stone Age • The Stone Age and its periods: Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic • The Bronze Age

Chapter 3. The Iron Age • What is the Iron Age • Tools and weapons • Life of people • Iron Age innovations • India in the Iron Age • Impact of the Iron Age

Chapter 4. Evolution of Transport • Invention of the wheel and beginning of transport • Reaching distant places • Trade and voyages • Modern means of transport

Chapter 5. Evolution of Communication • What is communication • How people communicated in the past • Need for writing • Evolution of communication


Theme 2: The Constitution of India • Basic Features

Chapter 6. The Indian Constitution • What is Constitution • Need for a Constitution • Formation of the Indian Constitution • Nature of the Indian Constitution • Guiding principles

Chapter 7. Fundamental Rights and Duties • Fundamental Rights • Fundamental Duties • Directive principles of state policy

Chapter 8. Democratic Form of Government • Types of government in the past • What is a democracy • Basic features of a democratic government • Elections • Features of the Indian Government • Responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic polity


Theme 3: The Earth • Its Geographical Features

Chapter 9. Locating Places on Earth • Latitudes • Longitudes • The Grid • Greenwich Mean Time • Indian Standard Time

Chapter 10. Weather and Climate • Weather • Climate • Difference between weather and climate • Factors that affect climate of a place

Chapter 11. Solar and Lunar Eclipse • What is an eclipse • The solar eclipse • The lunar eclipse

Chapter 12. Major Temperature Zones of the Earth • Torrid Zone • Temperate Zone • Frigid Zone


Theme 4: India • A Diverse Country

Chapter 13. India: Location, Extent and its Neighbours • India?location and extent • Size of India • India's neighbours

Chapter 14. Climate of India (Different Seasons) • Climate of India • Effects of climate on human life • Seasons in India

Chapter 15. Natural Vegetation of India • Types of natural vegetation • Importance of natural vegetation • Conservation of natural vegetation


Theme 5: The Environment?Major Concerns

Chapter 16. Our Environment • Components of the environment • Interdependence of and between different regions of the world • Impact of local events on global environment

Chapter 17. Natural Disasters • Natural disasters: effects and precautions • Helping the affected


Theme 6: Natural Resources

Chapter 18. Our Natural Resources • Meaning of resources • Types of natural resources • Conservation of natural resources


Theme 7: Major Occupations in India

Chapter 19. Agriculture • Agriculture in India • Cropping seasons • Types of crops • Development of agriculture • Livestock rearing

Chapter 20. Industries • Types of industries • Major industries in India • Importance of industries • Effects of growth of industries

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About the Author:

Sreerupa Mukhopadhyay, M.A. B.Ed. CTET qualified, has been teaching Social Studies for close to a decade now. She is currently with The Heritage School, Kolkata.

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