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Download CBSE class 11 History study material in PDF format. MyCBSEguide provides solved papers, board question papers, revision notes and NCERT solutions for CBSE class 11 History. The topics included are From the Beginning of Time, Writing and City Life, An Empire Across Three Continents, The Central Islamic Lands, Nomadic Empires, The Three Orders, The Three Orders(Power Point Presentation), Changing Cultural Traditions, Confrontation and Cultures, The Industrial Revolution, Displacing Indigenous Peoples, Path to Modernization

1. Introduction to World History (8)


2. Introduction (7)

3. From the Beginning of Time (18)
Focus: Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE
(a) Views on the origin of human beings.
(b) Early societies.
(c) Historians views on present-day gathering- hunting societies.

4. Early Cities (15)
Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
(a) Growth of towns.
(b) Nature of early urban societies.
(c) Historians Debate on uses of writing.


5. Introduction (7)

6. An Empire across Three Continents (15)
Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE.
(a) Political evolution
(b) Economic expansion
(c) Religio-cultural foundation
(d) Late Antiquity.
(e) Historians views on the institution of Slavery.

7. Central Islamic Lands (15)
Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
(a) Polity
(b) Economy
(c) Culture.
(d) Historians viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.

8. Nomadic Empires (13)
Focus: the Mongol, 13th to 14th century
(a) The nature of nomadism.
(b) Formation of empires.
(c) Conquests and relations with other states.
(d) Historians views on nomadic societies and state formation.


9. Introduction (7)

10. Three Orders (14)
Focus: Western Europe, 13th-16th century
(a) Feudal society and economy.
(b) Formation of states.
(c) Church and Society.
(d) Historians views on decline of feudalism.

11. Changing Cultural Traditions (15)
Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century.
(a) New ideas, and new trends in literature and arts.
(b) Relationship with earlier ideas
(c) The contribution of West Asia.
(d) Historians viewpoints on the validity of the notion „European Renaissance.

12. Confrontation of Cultures (14)
Focus on America, 15th to 18th century.
(a) European voyages of exploration.
(b) Search for gold; enslavement, raids,extermination.
(c) Indigenous people and cultures – theArawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas.
(d) The history of displacements.
(e) Historians viewpoints on the slave trade.



13. Introduction (7)

14. The Industrial Revolution (15)
Focus on England, 18th and 19th century.
(a) Innovations and technological change
(b) Patterns of growth.
(c) Emergence of a working class.
(d) Historians viewpoints, Debate on „Wast here an Industrial Revolution?

15. Displacing Indigenous People (15)
Focus on North America and Australia, I8th-20th century.
(a) European colonists in North America and Australia.
(b) Formation of white settler societies.
(c) Displacement and repression of local people.
(d) Historians viewpoints on the impact of
European settlement on indigenous population.

16. Paths to Modernization (15)
Focus on East Asia, late 19th and 20th century.
(a) Militarization and economic growth inJapan.
(b) China and the Communist alternative.
(c) Historians Debate on the meaning of modernization

17. Map Work on Units 1-16 (10)

18. Project work - (10) periods
Please refer Circular separately for guidelines.
Project work will help students:

  • To develop skill to gather data from a variety of sources, investigate diverse viewpoints and arrive at logical deductions.
  • To develop skill to comprehend, analyze, interpret, evaluate historical evidence and understand the limitation of historical evidence.
  • To develop 21st century managerial skills of co-ordination, self-direction and time management.
  • To learn to work on diverse cultures, races, religions and lifestyles.
  • To learn through constructivism-a theory based on observation and scientific study.
  • To inculcate a spirit of inquiry and research.
  • To communicate data in the most appropriate form using a variety of techniques.
  • To provide greater opportunity for interaction and exploration.
  • To understand contemporary issues in context to our past.
  • To develop a global perspective and an international outlook.
  • To grow into caring, sensitive individuals capable of making informed, intelligent and independent choices.
  • To develop lasting interest in history discipline.

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