Integrated Humanities- First term assessment syllabus and details

Integrated Humanities- First term assessment syllabus and details

Dear Students and Parents,

Please find the first term assessment syllabus and details below:

Grade 9
Criteria Units covering these criteria
Criterion A: Knowing and understanding Resources and threats to sustainability
Criterion B: Investigating Engines of economy
Criterion C: Communicating

Resources and threats to sustainability

Engines of economy

Criterion D: Thinking critically

Resources and threats to sustainability

Engines of economy


Grade 9
Unit Name Topic List
Resources and threats to sustainability

Importance of natural resources to sustain our quality of life

Recognizing renewable and non renewable resources

Advantages and disadvantages of using non renewable resources

Meaning of sustainability

Why is it difficult to maintain sustainability and build sustainable systems

Trend of our ecological footprints on earth

Threats to sustainability- Depletion, pollution and destruction

Understanding depletion using fresh water as a case- water usage, variations in the amount of water use, water quality and availability, water rich and water poor countries, differences in water availability within countries

Tapi river as a natural resource and threats to its sustainability

Multi-purpose dam projects- how sustainable are they?

Understanding pollution using air pollution/smog as a case- air quality, causes and consequences of air pollution/smog, strategies to improve urban air quality

Understanding destruction as a threat to sustainability using cases

Three approaches to ensuring sustainability- conservation, efficiency and discovery

Understanding examples of sustainable practices

Common access resources, problems associated with common access resources and how can international cooperation help, international attempts to common access resources

Debates about sustainability- looking at opposing points of view- end of the world is just round the corner vs it is not happening anytime soon and may be we should pay attention to other pressing social issues.

Engines of economy

What is economy

Sectors of economy

How different sectors contributes to the economy

How surat economy operates, different businesses and industries contributing to it, which institutions aid the working of these businesses and industries, what are the challenges and opportunities faced them, import and export, understanding ownership and stakeholders, does foreign exchange impact the industry and how

How government regulation can act as friction and lubricant to an economy- LPG (liberalization, privatization and globalization) in India and its impact in past, present and future, GST and demonetization and case studies to understand it better.

Types of economy- command economy, market economy and mixed economy

How do we measure economy- GDP, GNP and per capita income

Lubricants to economy- Banks, FDI, Forex, stock exchange.

Examination Detail:

– The exam will have only 1 component:

On-Screen Examination to assess Criteria A, B, C and D- 120 mins

  • Questions will be asked based on the Criteria of individual unit assessed during Summative Assessments. Eg: If a Unit-X has catered to learning objective A- strand (i), (ii) and objective B-strand (i) only, then the questions from this unit will only be asked in Criteria A and B.
  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required along with personal stationery and earphones. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle(subject resource sheet and google presentation), Google Classroom as well as the worksheets provided(online or in hard copy) will be considered as a part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the examination.
  • Paper will include MCQ-type questions, short and long responses.


Humanities team

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