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D.El.Ed.-509 Learning Social Science at Upper Primary Levell

October, 2016
Time: 3 hours Maximum 
Marks: 70

General Instructions : 
(1)Candidate must write his/her Roll Number on the first page of the question paper.
(2)Please check the question paper to verify that the total pages and total number of questions contained in the paper are the same as those printed on the top of the first page. Also check to see that the questions are in sequential order.
(3)For the objective-type of questions, you have to choose any one of the four alternatives given in the question, i.e., (A), (B), (C) or (D) and indicate your correct answer in the answer-book given to you.
(4)Making any identification mark in the answer-book or writing Roll Number anywhere other than the specified places will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
(5)Answers for questions, like matching, true or false, fill in the blanks, etc., are to be given in the answer-book.
(6)Write your Question Paper Code No. 53/DEE-II/O/5, Set A on the answer-book.

Question Nos. 1 to 15 are multiple-choice questions. Choose the correct answer from the four alternatives (A), (B), (C) and (D) given against each question and write the correct answer in your answer-book :

Ques 1.In which year, the French Revolution took place?
(A) 1769
(B) 1779
(C) 1789
(D) 1799

Ques 2.Which of the following books was written by J. G. Herder?
(A) Idea Towards a Philosophy of History
(B) Wealth of Nations
(C) Spirit of Law
(D) None of the above

Ques 3 .Which of the following ruined cities of Indus Valley Civilization was discovered by R. D. Banerjee?
(A) Harappa
(B) Mohenjodaro
(C) Chanhudaro
(D) Lothal

Ques 4. In which of the following years, James Prinsep succeeded in deciphering an ancient inscription on a large stone pillar in Delhi?
(A) 1817
(B) 1827
(C) 1837
(D) 1847

Ques 5. In which year, the Santhal uprising took place in India?
(A) 1855
(B) 1865
(C) 1875
(D) 1885

Ques 6. Which of the following causes has worsened the condition of Indian women most?
(A) Religiousness
(B) Obsession for the male child
(C) Caste system
(D) None of the above

Ques 7. The history of Mahajanapadas is given in the textbook of which of the following classes in Central Board of Secondary Education of India?
(A) VI
(D) None of the above

Ques 8. Which of the following branches of Geography deals with geographical characteristics of animals and their habitats?
(A) Plant Geography
(B) Ecology
(C) Environmental Geography
(D) Zoo Geography

Ques 9. Who among the following is not considered as founding father of Sociology?
(A) Auguste Comte
(B) Grant Duff
(C) Herbert Spencer
(D) Karl Marx

Ques 10. Durkheim was the champion in using which of the following methods in studying the social phenomena?
(A) Historical approach
(B) Comparative approach
(C) Functionalist approach
(D) Statistical approach

Ques 11. Which of the following percentages of traits is shared by Muslims with Buddhists in India?
(A) 91·18%
(B) 92·18%
(C) 93·18%
(D) 94·18%

Ques 12. Which of the following skills a Social Science teacher should try to develop in his students?
(A) Skill to observe
(B) Skill to identify
(C) Skill to classify
(D) All of the above

Ques 13. Which of the following statements is true about the discussion method of teaching Social Science?
(A) It allows every student to discuss
(B) It hampers collective decision
(C) It suppresses democratic values
(D) it does not seek agreement

Ques 14. Which of the following is not true about use of learning resources in Social Science?
(A) It makes teaching and learning effective
(B) It consumes time unnecessarily
(C) It helps in clarifying concepts
(D) It enables students to remember for longer periods

Ques 15. Which of the following is not subject area in assessing life skills of a student under CCE of CBSE?
(A) Thinking skill
(B) Social skill
(C) Emotional skill
(D) Art education

Answer Question Nos. 16 to 30 :

Ques 16. Write the composition of Social Science.

Ques 17. By what name the present society is called by the people?

Ques 18. What is meant by a differentiated society?

Ques 19. How are the subjects of Social Science linked with each other?

Ques 20. Mention one measure by which we can head smoothly towards gender equality.

Ques 21. Economics enables students with which efficiencies?

Ques 22. Name any one form of literary sources which is helpful in constructing the history.

Ques 23. Mention two approaches to study Geography.

Ques 24. Define cartography.

Ques 25. Explain global positioning system.

Ques 26. Why is it necessary to relate new information with prior knowledge? Give one reason.

Ques 27. Define the principle of purpose of project method.

Ques 28. What is E-learning?

Ques 29. Mention one way by which teacher can be enriched in his subject and latest technologies.

Ques 30. Write any one purpose of assessment of children.

Answer Question Nos. 31 to 40 briefly :

Ques 31. Mention any two core components of human behaviour.

Ques 32. Why is Social Science included in school curriculum? Give two reasons.

Ques 33. Mention two national concerns which find place in Social Science curriculum.

Ques 34. Give two reasons for why the Survey of India was established by the British.

Ques 35. Mention two types of sources in history on the basis of evidence.

Ques 36. Examine the process of concept formation.

Ques 37. Define cooperative learning.

Ques 38. What are organization charts?

Ques 39. Explain two uses of time lines in teaching historical aspects of Social Science.

Ques 40. List two areas of learner assessment under CCE.

Answer the following questions (in 500 words each):

Ques 41. Explain any five objectives of learning about social and political life as part of Social Science curriculum at upper primary level.

Ques 42. What is a rubric? Examine its any four advantages.