Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan – Activity Based For The Month Of April – May


Written By Avinash Sharan

15th June 2021

Activity Based Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan – As Per CBSE Guidelines

Class VIII Social science lesson plan helps you to plan your syllabus well in advance. You are more focused if you have a social science lesson plan at the beginning of the session. Moreover, You can easily use teaching aids and conduct tests if you have class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan with you. Class eighth social science is based on concepts, therefore for better interaction with students, social science lesson plan is must. Many new teachers face problems in designing the social science lesson plan during their initial years.

Therefore, this post mainly deals with a detailed social science lesson plan of class VIII. Hope, Social science lesson plan helps all social science teachers teaching in class VIII. Here, I have tried to include objective, specific objective, method of teaching, teaching aids, activities, home-work planned, learning outcome and remedial measures in my social science lesson plan for class VIII. For Social Science Lesson Plan For Class VII with Classroom Activities – Term I click on the given link.

Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan For The Month Of April – May

Topics to be covered:


Chapter 1 Resources

Chapter 2 Land, soil and water Resources.


Chapter 1 How, when and where

Political Science:

Chapter 1 The Indian Constitution


Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan  Term I – Geography For The Month Of April – May

Chapter 1 Resources

Specific Objective:

To know the meaning of resources, types of resources, location and distribution.

Teaching Method

Tools/Teaching aids: Text Book, Black Board, chalk, Map of India, smart board, Images and PPT

Technique: Interactive with common examples.

Just to begin with, the teacher uses various methods to make the topic interesting by interacting with the children in the class.

Thereafter, by asking very simple questions, the teacher draws the attention of the class.

Also make sure that the children are involved in the discussion.

While interacting with the students, the teacher also tells about the commonly used resources.

Lastly, In due course of time the teacher discusses about the use of different resources and places where they are found,

Content/ Teaching Points:

  • Meaning of resources and its importance.
  • Types of resources (Natural and Human)
  • Sustainable Development
  • Conservation of resources.

Activity: Role Play

Firstly, the teacher divides the class into four groups.

Then, each group is named as Coal, Bauxite, Petroleum and Iron.

Now, the students have to imagine that they are coal, bauxite, petroleum and iron.

Thereafter, they have to explain, what qualities they have, where are they found, their types, uses etc.

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The teacher will give time to prepare and present.

Class work:

i) Objective and short answer type questions will be done.

ii) Long answer type questions will be discussed and done in the class.


Draw or paste the pictures of any six resources.

It must include Renewable, Non-renewable and man-made resources.

Write five sentences about each resource.

Values imparted:

Children will learn the importance and Judicious use of resources.

Integrated learning:

Integrating with Hindi/Sanskrit.

At first, make three columns in your note-book.

Then, name it as English, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Thereafter, write the names of resources in all three languages. e.g.

Coal,  कोयला,  अग्निविश् 

Learning Outcome:

After the completion of this chapter, students will be able to

  • Define resource, sustainable development.
  • Classify resources.
  • Conserve resources.

Remedial Measure:

Each One – Teach One.

Children sitting on the left side of the row will explain the chapter to the children sitting on their right.

Note: To know more about resources you may read RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT- CLASS X

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Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan Of History For The Month Of April – May


Chapter 1 : How, when and where

Specific Objective:

To introduce the changing nomenclature of the sub-continent and regions.

Delineate major developments within the time frame.

Suggest how the sources of study for this period are different to those of earlier periods.

Teaching Method

Tools/Teaching aids: 

Timeline chart, Text-Book.


Interactive and lecture method.

Content/ Teaching Points:

  • Importance of dates in History.
  • Periodization in History
  • Classification of Primary and Secondary source material.


To begin with, the teacher asks the students to bring three photographs.

i) Grand parents ii) Parents and iii) self.

Now the teacher asks the students to compare the dress, coins, food, occupation, means of transport etc.

Moreover, by comparing the three generations, children will get an idea about periodization.

The teacher asks the students to paste the same in their note-book.

Class work:

i) Identify and classify primary and secondary source materials.

ii) Important features of modernization.

iii) Objective type and other text book questions will be discussed and done.


  1. Read the topics taught in the class.
  2. Find out why periodization on the basis of religion was not acceptable to many Historians.

Values imparted:

Children learn the importance of records, reports and other source materials.

Integrated learning:

Not planned.

Learning Outcome:

Students understand the importance of ancient, Medieval and Modern period.

Remedial Measure:

Write 10 sentences on your grandparents using all the source material available to you.



Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan Of Civics (Pol. Sc.) For The Month Of April – May

Political Science (Civics)

Chapter 1 : The Indian Constitution

Specific Objective:

  • First, to develop an understanding of the rule of law and our involvement with the law.
  • Second, understand the constitution as the primary source of all our laws.
  • Third, to understand the vision and values of the constitution.

Teaching Method

Tools/Teaching aids: 

School’s Almanac / Diary, Text – Book.


Interactive and Discussion.

The teacher begins the class by asking a question, What is written in your school Diary?

Students response – Timing, exam dates, Annual calendar, school rules etc.

Teachers next question, What will happen if there is no timing of school?

Students response – Teacher and children will face problems.

Teachers question – If nobody follows the rules written in the diary, what will happen?

Students response – there will be no fear, mess all around, everything will get disturbed.

Do you think Cricket, Football, Hockey, Badminton are also played with some rules.

Students response –  Yes teacher.

So, what do you think, rules are good or bad?

Students response – Good.

Teacher: Moreover, Do we need some rules to run our country also?

students response – yes.

Do you know where are the rules written to run our country?

Students response – ????

O.K. no problem. These rules are written in a book called Constitution. Constitution is the primary source of all our laws.

So, Today we will read more about our constitution.

Content/ Teaching Points:

Section I 

  • At first, the role of constitution and the need for laws. Need for laws will be discussed with an example of Dowry in India.
  • Secondly, role of constitution in determining the authority of the law.
  • Thirdly, Laws and Dissent: with examples of salt satyagraha and Post – 1947 anti liquor agitation.

Section II

  • Firstly, Vision set forth in the Indian constitution with a focus on secularism.
  • Thereafter, How ideals of Secularism get translated into Fundamental Rights.
  • Lastly, On Fundamental Duties, examples from current efforts of various marginalized communities to realize their rights.


  1. The teacher asks the students to prepare a collage on Secularism.
  2. Draw or paste pictures to show ” Unity in Diversity”

Class work:

i) First, objective type and other text book questions will be discussed and done.

ii) Thereafter, the teacher organizes a quiz in the class.


  1. To begin with, Write down the Preamble in your Note-book.
  2. Subsequently, Find out the meaning of the following terms: Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic, Justice, Liberty and Fraternity.

Values imparted:

  1. To respect the Indian Constitution.
  2. Respect the diverse culture of India.
  3. Respect unity in diversity..

Integrated learning:

Integrating with Music.

Compose a poem or song in Hindi or English including all religious groups.

Learning Outcome:

  1. Firstly, Students develop an appreciation of Human Rights guaranteed in the constitution.
  2. Secondly, appreciate our continuous involvement with the constitution as a living document.

Remedial Measures:

Discussing different topics in small groups there by taking care of slow learners.


Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan  For The Month Of April – May


I hope Class VIII Social Science Lesson Plan will be of great help to the teachers. For the complete Social Science Lesson Plan For Class VII with Classroom Activities – Complete Guidance  click on the given link. Moreover, For class VIII Annual Plan of social science  and for For “Ek Bharat – Shreshth Bharat” activities,  click on the given link.

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  1. Sheeba

    Very nice planning
    Very useful

    • Prashant Kumar

      It’s really too helpful for me, being a teacher of social science i must have to appreciate it..
      Thank you so much

  2. Sunita Nair

    Really it’s so helpful and do interesting plans thank you so much hope you will post more lessons plans of class 7,8,8 social studies

  3. Padma

    It’s very helpful to the teachers thanks a lot

  4. Padma

    It’s very useful for the teachers please upload all lessons

    • Avinash Sharan

      O.k. Thank you for your feedback. Very soon it will be uploaded. Keep visiting

      • Jyoti Joshi

        Commendable job,sir. Its really very helpful. Please share the complete syllabus lesson plans for classes 7-10. It will be really a great help.

    • Anju Pasrija

      Good lesson plans with activities 👍

      • Anju Pasrija

        Excellent & very helpful for teachers

        • Avinash Sharan

          Thank you Anju for your positive response. It motivates me to write better contents for teachers.

          • Latha

            Excellent job ,helpfull for all the teachers ,thank you so much

          • Avinash Sharan

            Thankyou Latha for your valuable and inspiring comment. Kindly share it with your friends.

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