Friday, 3 September 2021

Video Tutorials

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Sunday, 1 August 2021

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Wednesday, 14 April 2021

MCQ Questions - Application

 

The people of Assam, Bengal and Orissa eat lots of fish. What might be the reason?

A - The food habits of these states have been influenced by the British during their rule.

B -The region is full of rivers and other water bodies where fish grow in abundance.

C -The region has a number of ports, so a lot of fish is imported here from abroad.

D -All the above factors have influenced the food habits of the people of this region.

 

Which of these would be a good way to slow down loss of soil from a hill?

 

A -Growing grass on the hill slope.

B -Cutting down the tallest trees on the hill.

C -Building a fence on the top of the hill.

D -Digging deep trenches (holes) in the hill.

 

Towards the first half of the 20th century, the British government settled the age old land-owning issues in India through the 'Land Reforms Act'. According to this act, which kind of land was transferred from the wealthy feudal lords to the common man?

A- Industrial land

B -Agricultural land

C -Pasture land

D -all kinds of land

 

While doing a project on India's freedom struggle, Udita needs to use a map of India that was in use before India's independence in 1947. Which of these maps should she use?

A

B

C

D

 

Which of these aspects of history is likely to be highlighted in the writings of a Marxist historian?

A -The glory of a king after a military victory

B -The plight of workers in a textile mill

C -The message and philosophy of religion

D -The architecture of the Indo-Islamic period

 



Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Sample weekly plan - What is democracy and Why democracy ?

 My Sample weekly plan

UNIT PLAN

 

 

 

PART A (Unit essentials &overview)

 

 

GRADE: 9

SUBJECT:  Social Science

 

 

Unit/Chapter: Democratic Politics

Topic/Sub-Topic- What is Democracy Why Democracy

Total No of Periods required- 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected Learning Outcomes at the end of this unit (Please specify in brackets whether they are for all/most/a few students)

Suggested resources/links

 

 

·         Define democracy.

·         With this useful definition of democracy student will be able to separate democracy from forms of government that are clearly not democratic.

·         Differentiate between direct and indirect democracy.

·         By understanding each word in this definition carefully the student will be spelling out the features of a democratic government

·         Appreciate democracy after knowing that ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.

·         Comparative analysis of the case of Pakistan when Parvez Musharraf issued a legal Framework order.

·         Analyse the situation when Elected representatives are not really the rulers.

·         Critical analysis of the merits and demerits of democracy.

·         Examine the case studies of China, Pakistan and Mexico.

 

 

Textbook - https://ncert.nic.in/textbook/pdf/iess401.pdf

External reading-- https://www.ippr.org/files/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/everyday-democracy-110922_7993.pdf

 

Direct democracy reading material- https://www.eda.admin.ch/aboutswitzerland/en/home/politik/uebersicht/direkte-demokratie.html

 

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNEXo_DJXYk

 

Maps- https://ncert.nic.in/ncerts/l/iess401.pdf

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisites for learning (Key concepts/skills in previous grade)

Key concepts/skills in next grade

 

 

Citizens in a democratic country participate in the government through elections. In a democracy an important means for people to exercise their political power are elections. All adult men and women vote to elect their representations. ( Grade 7 - Democracy And Equality)

Village panchayats are democratic institutions at local level. They provide a forum for the people to discuss and decide on issues concerning their lives in the village.

 

 

Grade 10- Chapter 7 – Outcomes of Democracy. you will learn how to assess the outcomes of democracy. You will get to know the expected and actual outcomes of democracy in various respects such as quality of government, economic well-being, inequality, social differences and conflict and finally freedom and dignity.

 

Democracy Produces Accountable, Responsive and Legitimate Government

 

 

Why should I learn this? (Real Life Application)

How does this link to other areas of learning? (CCL)

 

 

 

We need to use democracy for organisations other than the government. It can be implemented in our life. Whenever a decision has to be taken in our family, we all sit down and arrive at a consensus. Student’s opinion matters as much as their father. A

democratic decision involves consultation with and consent of all those who are affected by that decision. Those who are not powerful have the same say in taking the decision as those who are powerful. This can apply to a government or a family or any other organisation. Thus democracy is also a principle that can be applied to any sphere of life

 

UAE SST - Is UAE a democracy?  Why ?

 

 

 

 

Question Bank /Key Questions (LOTS)

Question Bank/Key Questions (HOTS)

 

 

   What is meant by democracy?

   Differentiate between Indirect democracy or Representative Democracy and direct democracy

   Why Pakistan under General Musharraf should not be called a democracy?

   How is Zimbabwe government undemocratic and autocratic? Give reasons.

   Explain the arguments put forward against democracy?

   Analyse the arguments put forward for democracy?

   Should we consider the elections held in China and Mexico as democratic elections? Analyse

   Popular governments can be undemocratic. Popular leaders can be autocratic- Justify the statement.

   The country took loan from international agencies. One of the conditions for giving loan was that the government would reduce

   its expenses on education and health. Consider the above fact about a country and decide if you would call it a democracy. Give reasons to support your decision.

 

 

PART B (Period-wise planning)

 

PERIOD

 

KEY CONCEPTS

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOME(S)

HOW WE ACCOMPLISH IT

HOW WE MEASURE IT (Please list the key questions in to gauge the achievement of the LOs)

1

Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people.

 

1. In a democracy the final decision making power must rest with those elected by the people.

2. A democracy must be based on a free and fair election where those currently in power have a fair chance of losing.

3. In a democracy, each adult citizen must have one vote and each vote must have one value.

4. A democratic government rules within limits set by constitutional law and citizens’ rights.

 

 

Define democracy.

 

 

Differentiate between direct and indirect democracy

 

By understanding each word in this definition carefully the student will be spelling out the features of a democratic government  .

Pre-assessment & instructional strategies:

 

MS form – will be used to test the previous knowledge of learners.

 

What do you mean by democracy?

 

 

 

 

 

How does direct democracy is differed from indirect democracy?

 

 

 

Why does India follow representative democracy?

 

 

 

Explain the features of democracy .

 

 

 

TASK 1(all)

TASK 2(all)

TASK 3(some)

TASK 4(few)

5. After passing this law, elected representatives have some powers but the final power rests with military officers and General Musharraf himself. Because of these reasons Pakistan under General Musharraf should not be called a democracy.

Video review.

 

Few questions will be given about democracy and students will find out answer while watching video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNEXo_DJXYk

 

 

 

Draw “T” Table.

 

Differentiate between direct and indirect democracy?

 

Why does India represent indirect democracy?

 

 

 

How democracy is differed from monarchy ?

 

Is Britain a democratic country? If yes, then why do they have a queen and king?

 

Can a direct democracy system like that of Switzerland work in India? Analyse.

 

https://www.eda.admin.ch/aboutswitzerland/en/home/politik/uebersicht/direkte-demokratie.html

 

 

Plenary:

2

In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf led a military coup and overthrew a democratically elected government and declared himself the ‘Chief Executive’ of the country.

2. Later he conducted a referendum which was based on malpractices and fraud. He changed his designation as President in 2002.

 

3. In August 2002 he issued a ‘Legal Framework Order’ that amended the constitution of Pakistan. According to this Order, the President can dismiss the national or provincial assemblies.

Appreciate democracy after knowing that ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.

 

 

 

 

Comparative analysis of the case of Pakistan when Parvez Musharraf issued a legal Framework order.

 

 

Pre-assessment & instructional strategies:

 

Analyse the map and draw your conclusion.

Take a look at these two maps below and find out if there was a pattern in the way democracies

have evolved in the twentieth century.

2

 

 

 

Why Pakistan under General Musharraf should not be called a democracy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Pakistan under General Musharraf should not be called a democracy?

 

 

TASK 1

TASK 2

TASK 3

TASK 4

In August 2002 he issued a ‘Legal Framework Order’ that amended the constitution of Pakistan. According to this Order, the President can dismiss the national or provincial assemblies.

 

4. The work of the civilian cabinet is supervised by a National Security Council which is dominated by military officers.

Video review.

 

Few questions will be given about democracy and students will find out answer while watching video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNEXo_DJXYk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Think- pair- share"

 

Which conclusion can be drawn from this drawing?

 

This cartoon was drawn in the context of Latin America. Do you think it applies to the Pakistani situation as well? Think of other countries where this could apply?  Does this happen sometimes in India as well?

Discussion

 

Why do Parvez Musharraf Stays in Dubai? Why does not he return to his home country ?

Research

 

What are your views on ex Pak President Parvez Musharraf being sentenced death penalty by a special court?

Plenary:

Sequencing the Order of Events

 

A) In August 2002 he issued a ‘Legal Framework Order’ that amended the Constitution of Pakistan. According to this Order, the President can dismiss the national and provincial assemblies. The work of the civilian cabinet is supervised by a National Security Council which is dominated by military officers.

B) In Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf led a military coup in October 1999.

In Pakistani media, human rights organisations and democracy activists said that the referendum was based on malpractices and fraud.

 

C) He overthrew a democratically elected government and declared himself the ‘Chief Executive’ of the country.

D) He changed his designation to President and in 2002 held a referendum in the country that granted him a five year extension.

 

E) After passing this law, elections were held to the national and provincial assemblies. So Pakistan has had elections, elected representatives have some powers. But the final power rests with military .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART C (Please give details for each period)

 

 

Possible Modifications for Students of Determination

Possible Modifications for G&T

 

 

 

Concept Definition Map - what is democracy? What are the features? What are

The differences between direct and indirect democracy.

 

 

 

Draw a “T” Table and compare the differences between democracy of Pakistan and China.

 

 

 

Have students research on how important democracy is today and compare the direct democracy of Ancient Greek and modern Switzerland.

 

 

Draw a Venn diagram which shows the features of China and Mexican democracy ( differences and similarities )