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CBSE CLASS 8 SYLLABUS

Language I-English  Class 8 Course Structure Term - I

Magic
Amazing Plants 
Tales of Endurance and Struggle 
Journeys to Remote Areas of the World 
In the News

Language I-English  Class 8 Course Structure Term - II 

Family : The Ties that Bind
Real Life Drama 
School Days 
Ghosts and Humorous Ghost Stories

Social Science Class 8 Course Structure  Term - I

Unit-1: Emergence of New Ideas: Renaissance in Europe 
Unit-2:  Renaissance and Humanism 
Unit-3: Renaissance in Art and Literature
Unit-7: Basic concepts of Weather and Climate 
Unit-8: Resources
Unit-12:   Constitution: 
Unit-13: Kinds of Constitutions (Case Studies)
Unit-17: Why Nations Trade 

Social Science Class 8 Course Structure Term - II

Unit-4: Renaissance and Science 
Unit-5: Renaissance and religion 
Unit-6: New World Order: A. Industrialization of Europe:  The Industrial Revolution B. Capitalism C.   Colonization D.    Imperialism
Unit-9: Natural Regions of the World -  I 
Unit-10: Natural Regions of the World – II 
Unit-11: Natural Regions of the World - III
Unit-14:   Peace and conflict Resolution:  Meaning; Coexistence; Causes 
Unit-15: Need  for Peace in the Society and Combating  Terrorism 
Unit-16: Importance of Economics in Human Life

Science Class 8 Course Structure Term - I

 Exploring Forces Understanding Pressure
 Sound
 Language of Chemistry
 Metals and Non Metals
 Chemical Effects of Electric Current
 Cell- a Coordinator
 Managing Interdependence
 Exploring Microorganism
 Light Exploration

Science Class 8 Course Structure Term - II

 Some Natural Phenomena
 The Night Sky
 Synthetic Fibres and Plastics
 Coal and Petroleum
 Combustion and Flame
 Air and Water Pollution
 Cell to Organism
 Landmark in the Human Development 
 Technology in Food Production

Mathematics Class 8 Course Structure Term - I

1 Rational Numbers  
2 Exponents and Powers   
3 Squares and Square Roots, Cubes and Cube Roots  
4 Linear Equations in one variable   
5 Understanding Quadrilaterals and Constructions  
6 Mensuration 

Mathematics Class 8 Course Structure Term - II

7 Algebraic Expressions, Identities and Factorization
8 Ratio, proportion and percentage
9 Direct and Inverse Proportion
10 Representing 3D in 2D
11 Playing with Numbers
12 Data Handling 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Class 8 Course Structure Term - I

1 Let us Practice  
2 Network security   
3 Cyber World  
4 Spreadsheets – II  

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Class 8 Course Structure Term - II

5 HTML-I
6 HTML-II
7 Let us Integrate
8 Create the Future

Visual Arts Class 8 Course Structure

PRACTICALS 
1. Clay-Work (Forms and Shapes): 
(a) Rendering simple forms based on nature and man-made objects and carving designs on them in low-relief.  The work should have a limit of one or two forms or figures. The topic for clay-work should be such that it should not cause frustration to the learner by having to make many figures or panoramic scenes with too many details. 
(b) Hand pottery by pressing coil and slab method.  
(c) Carving out patterns or simple forms from clay, plaster of paris , wood or soft stone blocks, etc. 

2. Constructions: 
(a) Making stables and movables by using collected thrown away three-dimensional materials or scrapes e.g., wood scrap, empty small cardboards or light wooden boxes, wire, bamboo-cuttings or strips, straw, worn-out toys and games materials, sea shells, coconuts and other nut shells and many other terms. 
3. Masks and Puppets: Making of masks and puppets from paper, card board sheets, unused garments and materials, etc., representing different cultures.  

THEORY 
(a) Identification and appreciation of some selected famous forms of Visual Arts (painting, sculpture, architecture and handicrafts, etc.) including the art forms covered in the curriculum of India and the country concerned, through the study of reproductions, collections and other reference material.  
(b) A general introduction to the History of Indian painting, sculpture and Architecture (classical and folk forms) in brief by the Art teacher through story telling method.  
(c) Understanding of important terms used in the field of Visual Arts during the process of practical activities.  
(d) A general awareness of the Fundamental of Visual Arts (Elements and Principles). 
(e) Some reproductions/photographs/prints of the famous Visual Arts forms (painting, sculptures, graphic-prints, monuments, buildings of cultural and historical importance) must be displayed in the Visual Arts Studio as well as in the main corridors/places in the school building prominently alongwith some text required for their appreciation.  
(f) Verbal appreciation of art-works created/produced by the learner her/himself and by other fellow children. 
(g) Visit programme of local museum, art gallery, zoo, monuments/building of cultural and historical importance. 

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