Syllabus Of Grade XI - HISTORY (HS1111)


  • All the units are compulsory.
  • Separate marks are given with each unit.
Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 Introduction to World History 05 read more
Unit 2 Introduction of Early Societies 05 read more
Unit 3 From the Beginning of Time 05 read more
Unit 4 Early Cities 05 read more
Unit 5 Introduction of Empires 05 read more
Unit 6 An Empire across Three Continents 05 read more
Unit 7 Central Islamic Lands 05 read more
Unit 8 Nomadic Empires 05 read more
Unit 9 Introduction of Changing Traditions 05 read more
Unit 10 Three Orders 05 read more
Unit 11 Changing Cultural Traditions 05 read more
Unit 12 Confrontation of Cultures 10 read more
Unit 13 Introduction of Paths to Modernization 05 read more
Unit 14 The Industrial Revolution 05 read more
Unit 15 Displacing Indigenous People 05 read more
Unit 16 Paths to Modernization 10 read more
Unit 17 Map Work on Units 1-16 10 read more
Total Marks 100 Time: 3 Hours

Unit 1. Introduction to World History (05 Marks)

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Unit 2. Introduction of Early Societies. (05 Marks)

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Unit 3. From the Beginning of Time (05 Marks)

Focus : Africa, Europe till 15000 BC

  • Views on the origin of human beings.
  • Early societies.
  • Historians' views on present-day hunting-gathering societies.

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Unit 4. Early Cities (05 Marks)

Focus : Iraq, 3rd millennium BC

  • Growth of towns.
  • Nature of early urban societies.
  • Historians' Debate on uses of writing

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Unit 5. Introduction of Empires (05 Marks)

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Unit 6. An Empire across Three Continents (05 Marks)

Focus: Roman Empire, 27 B.C to A.D 600.

  • Political evolution
  • Economic expansion
  • Religion
  • Late Antiquity.
  • Historians' views on the institution of Slavery.

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Unit 7. Central Islamic Lands (05 Marks)

Focus: 7th to 12th centuries

  • Polity
  • Economy
  • Culture.
  • Historians' viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.

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Unit 8. Nomadic Empires (05 Marks)

Focus: The Mongol, 13th to 14th century

  • The nature of nomadism.
  • ormation of empires.
  • Conquests and relations with other states.
  • Historians' views on nomadic societies and state formation.

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Unit 9. Introduction of Changing Traditions (05 Marks)

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Unit 10. Three Orders (05 Marks)

Focus: Western Europe, 13th-16th century

  • Feudal society and economy.
  • Formation of states.
  • Church and Society.
  • Historians' views on decline of feudalism.

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Unit 11. Changing Cultural Traditions (05 Marks)

Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century

  • New ideas, and new trends in literature and arts.
  • Relationship with earlier ideas
  • The contribution of West Asia.
  • Historians' viewpoints on the validity of the notion 'European Renaissance'.

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Unit 12. Confrontation of Cultures (10 Marks)

Focus on America, 15th to 18th century

  • European voyages of exploration.
  • Search for gold; enslavement, raids, extermination.
  • Indigenous people and cultures - the Arawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas.
  • The history of displacements.
  • Historians' viewpoints on the slave trade.

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Unit 13. Introduction of Paths to Modernization (05 Marks)

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Unit 14. The Industrial Revolution (05 Marks)

Focus on England, 18th and 19th century

  • Innovations and technological change
  • Patterns of growth.
  • Emergence of a working class.
  • Historians' viewpoints, Debate on 'Was there an Industrial Revolution?

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Unit 15. Displacing Indigenous People (05 Marks)

Focus on North America and Australia, 18th-20th century.

  • European colonists in North America and Australia.
  • Formation of white settler societies.
  • Displacement and repression of local people.
  • Historians' viewpoints on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population.

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Unit 16. Paths to Modernization (10 Marks)

Focus on East Asia, late 19th and 20th century.

  • Militarization and economic growth in Japan.
  • China and the Communist alternative.
  • Historians' Debate on the meaning of modernization

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

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