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Class 6 History

10 Chapters

Class 6
CBSE

Overview

Class 6 History is very helpful in making students understand our history and the important historical figures and events. The chapter of What, Where, How, and When tells students about the ancient times and the people. In other words, it will make use of manuscripts, inscriptions to explain it as well as archaeology. Further, students will learn about the Paleolithic and Mesolithic era through On The Trail of the Earliest People. After that, From Gathering to Growing Food throws light on the Neolithic era and the concept of villages, tribes, and more. Moreover, there is In the Earliest Cities which will tell you all about Harappa Civilization and its culture. Similarly, What Books and Burial Tell Us will teach about the Vedas, Megaliths, Burial system while Kingdoms, Kings, and the Early Republic is about different Varnas and formation of Democracy. New Questions and Ideas move on to new philosophers like Gautam Buddha and Mahaveer. Next, students will learn about the Emperor who gave up war, Ashoka, and his life. In addition, Vital Villages, Thriving Towns is about the use of Iron in ancient times while Traders, Kings, and Pilgrims are about trade and traders in developing times like the story of the silk route. Finally, New Empires and Kingdoms will discuss Prashasti, Vikram Samwat, and more whereas Buildings, Paintings, and Books will explain Stupas, Mahabharata, Ramayan, Ayurveda, and more.

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What, Where, How and WhenIn the Earliest CitiesWhat Books and Burials Tell UsKingdoms, Kings and an Early RepublicNew Questions and IdeasAshoka, the Emperor Who Gave up WarVital Villages, Thriving TownsTraders, Kings and PilgrimsNew Empires and KingdomsBuildings, Paintings and Books

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Chapter 1 : What, Where, How and When

Do you ever wonder what all happened in the past when you were not even born? What did your ancestors use to look like? How did they live? What kind of clothes they wore and more. We can give you the answer. Let's study the what, where, how and when of the past.

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Finding out About the Past

Chapter 2 : In the Earliest Cities

One of the oldest cities in the world was discovered in India and present-day Pakistan some 150 years ago! The city which we called Harrapa, had marvelous architecture and art. This whole civilization came to be known as the Indus Valley Civilization. Let us learn more about its history.

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Harrapan Civilisation : Discovery, Town Planning and LifeHarrapan Civilisation : Crafts, Raw Materials and Food

Chapter 3 : What Books and Burials Tell Us

It is said that we keep learning our entire lives. We never stop learning until we die. A majority of this learning happens through books, right? Books teach us more than just lessons. They teach us values. But what if I tell you that a burial can teach too? Sounds strange, right?

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Oldest Books in the World

Chapter 4 : Kingdoms, Kings and an Early Republic

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Janpads and MahajanpadsA Closer Look at Magadha and Vajji

Chapter 5 : New Questions and Ideas

India is the birthplace of four major religions in the world i.e. Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. But how did Jainism and Buddhism start? Who are Buddha and Mahavir? What's a Sangha? What are Upanishads? Let's study more about New Questions and Ideas.

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Buddhism and Jainism

Chapter 6 : Ashoka, the Emperor Who Gave up War

King Ashoka earned the moniker of Ashoka the Great due to his just rule and the prosperity of his region. But do you know the story of why Ashoka gave up war? It is said that the death and destruction he witnessed during the Kalinga war, completely changed his view of the world. Let us explore the life of King Ashoka.

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Mauryan EmpireAshoka

Chapter 7 : Vital Villages, Thriving Towns

What if you were to be told that your house was actually built on a palace? And that once upon the city you stay in was a village? Or that the state you reside in was actually a town? Hard to believe, isn't it? Let us explore this road a little more!

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Finding out about Cities : Stories, Travellers, Sculpture and Archaeology

Chapter 8 : Traders, Kings and Pilgrims

Since time immemorial India has had contact with the outside world through traders, kings and pilgrims. India is known to have been exporting goods through the sea route, roads etc, to other countries. This contact would usually be approved by the kings. But who were these kings? Let us find out what trading means. 

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The Silk Route and the Spread of Buddhism

Chapter 9 : New Empires and Kingdoms

In History, you've probably studied a lot of empires and kingdoms. But do you know what is the Gupta Dynasty? What were times like back then? Let's find out more about New Empires and Kingdoms. Let's start with empire meaning.

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Samudragupta and Harshavardhana's Prashasti

Chapter 10 : Buildings, Paintings and Books

India is famous for its ancient architecture, artwork, and literature. One of the examples of the marvellous architecture is one of the seven wonders of the world, i.e. The Taj Mahal. Let's find out more about Buildings, Paintings, and Books.

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Books