CPS 3 Part II: Pedagogy of Social Sciences

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Social Science Resources, Inclusive Classroom and Democratic Values

  • Difference between Social Science and Social Studies
  • Democratic Values, National Objectives and Citizenship
  • Importance of Democratic Inclusive Class Room for Social Science teaching
  • People as Resource: The significance of oral data
  • Types of Primary and Secondary Sources: Data from field, Textual Materials, Journals, Magazines, Newspapers etc.
  • Using the library for Secondary Sources and Reference Material, such as Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Desirable to Know

Must Know


Unit – II Social Science: Textbook, Teacher and Teaching Aids

  • Social Science Teacher: Professional competencies and responsibilities
  • Social Science: Perspectives presented by National Curriculum Framework: 2005
  • Critical appraisal of a Social Science Text book
  • Developing low cost teaching aids for Social Science
  • Using Atlas as a resource for Social Sciences
Must Know 16

Tasks & Assignments: Any One Activity

  • Qualitative Analysis of school textbook of Social Sciences of HSEB/ CBSE/ NCERT
  • PowerPoint presentation based seminar on the contributions of any one eminent Social reformists: Raja Ram Mohan Rai, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Vinoba Bhave, and Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule.
  • Prepare a report on “Why people migrate to a particular region?”


Suggested Readings:

  • Agarwal, J.C. (1996).Teaching of Social Studies, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.
  • Agarwal, J.C. (2000). Handbook of Pedagogy of Teaching of Social Studies. Doaba Book House, Delhi.
  • Bining, Arthur, C., and Bining, David, H., (1952). Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools, McGraw, Hill Book Company, Inc., New York
  • Dash, B.N. (2006).Content-cum-Method of Teaching of Social Studies. New Delhi: Kalyani Publication.
  • James, Hemming (1953), The Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools, Longman Green and Company, London
  • Heller, F. (1986). The use and abuse of Social Sciences. London: Sage Publications.
  • Sansanwal, D.N. and Tyagi, S.K. (2006). Multiple Discriminant Type Item. MERI Journal of Education, Vol.1, No. 1, pp. 18 – 25.
  • Trigg, R. (1985). Understanding Social Studies. New York: Basics Black Well,
  • Singh, Tirath (2013). Teaching of Social Studies, Jalandhar: SG Publication.
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