About the book
Social Science, an academic discipline that deals with society and the relationships among individuals within a society. The social sciences are an essential part of today’s culture and touch all areas of life. The Social Science Series, a course structure for classes 6, 7 and 8, is a set of 3 books covering the major social science subjects – History, Civics and Geography. This course conforms to and adheres to the guidelines of National Curriculum Framework (NCF). The books in the series help develop the skills of comprehension that are fundamental to any activity and also a path to understand the society and the world we live in.
We have tried to make the series useful to the young leaders to the best of our ability.
The series aim to ensure the all-round development of the children. The books put an end to the rote learning and try to evaluate a child’s progress through a process of continuous assessment with the help of non-formal methods like assignments, projects, surveys, experiments, interviews, quizzes, etc.
The book Geography: The Earth Our Habitat aims to acquaint the students with concepts necessary to understand the world and global environmental issues.
Chapter 1 explains the unique position of the earth in solar system with reference to other planets in our solar system in. Chapters 2 and 3 explain the two motions of the earth, the concept of longitudes and latitudes and formation of seasons with the help of globe and other diagrams. Chapter 4 develops the skill of map reading using scales and sketches. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with the inter-relationship of the four realms of the earth, i.e., lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, describing the positions of various continents and oceans along with their salient features. Chapter 7 contains the broad physiographic divisions of India comprising the mountains, northern plains, plateaus of peninsular India, coastal plains, deserts and two groups of Islands. Chapter 8 discusses the Indian climate along with natural vegetation and wildlife.
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