Class 8 Social Science Notes CBSE

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In the most basic sense, the term Social Science deals with the understanding of societies as a whole while relating them to individuals that are parts of it. Certain branches or dimensions of the society are utilised to form a meaning of the society as a whole or in parts. The notes of Social Science Class 8 concern only the basics of society by introducing students to History, Geography, and Civics. This helps a student in forming a conceptual background which is much needed as we are a part of this society.

By using the 8th class Social Science notes, students will gain an understanding of the aforementioned basic disciplines and gain knowledge of how the society works and what are its influencers. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What do you understand by the fundamental rights provided by the constitution of India?

The constitution ensures the rights of people against the State just as against others. It additionally ensures the rights of minorities against the majorities that dominate and prevent the rights of such majorities. 

The Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution include: 

  • Right of Equality 

  • Right of Freedom 

  • Rights against Exploitation 

  • Right to Freedom of Religion 

  • Educational Rights

  • Right to Constitutional Remedies 

2. What are the different types of minerals?

There are 3000 different kinds of Minerals and depending on their composition, they can be characterized into metallic and non-metallic minerals. 

Metallic minerals contain metal in the raw structure. Iron metal, bauxite, manganese metal are a few examples of metals. Metallic minerals might be ferrous or non-ferrous. Ferrous minerals like iron metal, manganese and chromite contain iron. A non-ferrous mineral doesn't contain iron, however, may contain some other metal, for example, gold, silver, copper or lead. 

Non-metallic minerals don't contain metals. Limestone, mica and gypsum are instances of such minerals. Fuels like coal and oil are likewise non-metallic minerals. Minerals can be removed by mining or quarrying.