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ES343 Teaching of Social Studies December 2006
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Time: 3 hours
Maximum Weightage: 70%
Note: (i) All the four questions are compulsory.
(ii) All the questions carry equal weightage.
1. Answer the following question in about 600 words.
Describe the objectives of teaching Social Studies in school with respect to learners' needs and. expected outcomes.
Explain the concept of Integrated Approach of teaching Social Studies and its significance, by giving suitable examples.
2. Answer the following question in about 600 words
Explain the concept of 'Cultural Heritage'. Develop an instructionai plan for teaching this topic to IX Class including teaching points, specific instructional objectives, instructional activities and Evaluation Questions.
Explain the concept of 'Natural Resources'. How would you develop an instructional plan including teaching points, specific instructional objectives, instructional activities and Evaluation Questions for teaching a topic of "Natural Resources"?
3. Write short answers to any four of the following questions in about 150 words each :
(i) Why is the preservation of wild life important? What were the steps taken for the preservation of wild life?
(ii) What is natural vegetation? Explain the factors which determine the growth of natural vegetation of India.
(iii) Compare the economic and social conditions of Indian society in the 18th century with present day Indian society.
(iv) Discuss the difference between Quantitative and Qualitative assessment.
(v) Discuss the impact of social reform movement on the life of people.
(vi) What are the advantages of Project Method in teaching Social Studies?
(vii) Briefly mention the causes responsible for economic and social inequality in India.
4. Answer the following question in about 600 words
Suppose you were asked by your principal to make a survey on 'Under-utilization of Forest Resources in the Community'. How did you interact with the community on this issue? On the basis of your interaction prepare a report highlighting the reasons for under-utilizaton and also offer suggestions for maximum utilization of forest resources.
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