Day 18 : 12th July 2018
(1). Our Pasts – III (Part – I) – Class VIII
- Chapter 01: HOW, WHEN AND WHERE
- Chapter 02: FROM TRADE TO TERRITORY
- Chapter 03: RULING THE COUNTRYSIDE
- Chapter 04: TRIBALS, DIKUS AND THE VISION OF A GOLDEN AGE
- Chapter 05: WHEN PEOPLE REBEL
- Chapter 06: COLONIALISM AND THE CITY
Read this book as a story. Give special attention to boxes and figures. This book will build a basic framework of Modern History before you move on to Spectrum.
(2). Map of South Asia: Bangladesh & Bay of Bengal
- Focus on border areas with India. See location of cities.
- See rivers like Teesta, Meghna, NE Rivers etc.
- See major islands in Bay of Bengal
(3). Current of 11th July from IAS4Sure Notes
(4). Read One Newspaper
(5). Listen to Spotlight/news Analysis on NEWSONAIR
(6). If time permits:
- RSTV : The Big Picture
- RSTV : India’s world
- Step 1: Make a timeline of all important events in world history like Industrial revolution, American revolution, French Revolution, Italian reunification etc.
- Just note the events in increasing order of their time.
- It will help in understanding interlinks between them
- How to build a Timeline? It is a gradual process. Keep reading NCERTs (Old World History) as stories. Side by side maintain a record of important events like 1979 – Steam Engine ( Page XXX NCERT), 1811 – Luddite Revolution (Page XXX NCERT) etc.
- Step 2: If you have prepared a timeline, you should have brief idea about world history timeline. Now, prepare short 1-2 page note on important topics. Analyse past 3-4 years papers of World History and you will see that questions are asked only around important events and are quite straight forward.
- So, there is no need to cover entire book from cover to cover. Rather, choose important topics and prepare notes on them following a timeline.
- Topics like:
- Renaissance: Origin; Why in Italy/Europe?; Impact on Europe etc
- Industrial Revolution: What; Why in UK?; Why other nations were late?; Impact on India; Impact on developing world; Labour conditions etc.
- American Revolution: Conditions; Role of thinkers, leaders, foreigners; Impact on US and other world;
- French Revolution: Conditions of French society; Role of leaders; Impact on France; Impact on Europe and other world etc.
- In this manner, prepare notes and keep revising them.
MCQs based on current and today’s targets will be posted in night here
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