CBSE Class 6 History Notes | DailyHomeStudy

Here are the List Of chapters that are in class 6 History. Click on the chapter and get your NOTES

History: History is a chronological account of events as they took place in the past. Why should we study History: i) We should study history as it tells us about our past. ii) It gives us understanding about our ancient culture and lifestyle. iii) It helps us to solve the problems of the present day world…… READ MORE

Tushar was going from Delhi to Chennai for his cousin’s wedding. They were travelling by train and he had managed to squeeze into the window seat, his nose glued to the glass pane. As he watched trees and houses fly past, his uncle tapped his shoulder and said: “Do you know that trains were first used about 150 years ago, and that people began using buses a few decades later?” Tushar wondered, when people couldn’t travel quickly from one place to another, did they spend their entire lives wherever they were born? Not quite……. READ MORE 

Neinuo’s lunch Neinuo was eating her favourite food — boiled rice, squash, pumpkins, beans and meat. Her grandmother had grown the squash, pumpkin and beans in the little garden plot at the back of her house. She remembered the food had been so different when she had been to Madhya Pradesh as part of a school trip. It was hot and spicy……. READ MORE 

The story of Harappa When railway lines were being laid down for the first time in the Punjab, engineers stumbled  upon the site of Harappa in present-day Pakistan. To them, it seemed like a mound that was a rich source of ready made, high quality bricks. They carried off thousands of bricks from the walls of the old buildings of the city to build railway lines. Many buildings were completely destroyed……. READ MORE

One of the oldest books in the world There four Veda – the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. The oldest Veda is the Rigveda, composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda includes more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise of various gods and goddesses. Three gods are specially important: Agni, the god of fire; Indra, a warrior …… READ MORE

How some men became rulers Choosing leaders or rulers by voting is something that has become common during the last fifty years or so. But, around 3000 years ago, we find some changes taking place in the ways in which rajas were chosen. Some men now ……. READ MORE

The story of the Buddha Introduction Siddhartha, also known as Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born about 2500 years ago. This was a time of rapid change in the lives of people.  New cities were developing, and life was changing in the villages as well. Many thinkers were trying to understand these changes in society…..… READ MORE 

A very big kingdom = an empire Introduction Ashoka was one of the greatest rulers known  to history and on his instructions inscriptions were inscribed on pillars, as well as on rock …… READ MORE 

Iron tools and agriculture Things made of iron (and steel) are a part of our daily lives. The use of iron began in  the subcontinent around 3000 years ago. The largest collections of iron tools and weapons were found in the megalithic burials, about which Around 2500 years ago, there is evidence for the growing use of iron tools.These included axes for clearing forests, and…….. READ MORE

How to find out about trade and tr ade and trade and traders The Northern Black Polished Ware pottery, especially bowls and plates, were found from several archaeological  sites throughout the subcontinent. Traders may have carried them from the places where they were made, to sell them at other places. South India was famous for gold, spices, especially pepper, and precious stones. Pepper  was particularly valued in the Roman Empire, so much so that it was known as black ……… READ MORE

Prashastis and what they tell us A long inscription about Samudragupta was inscribed on the Ashokan pillar at Allahabad. It was composed as a Kavya by Harishena, who was a poet and a minister at the court of Samudragupta.
This inscription is of a special kind  ……… READ MORE

Metallurgy Ancient Indian metallurgists made major contributions to the metallurgical history of the world.  Archaeological excavations have shown that the Harappans were master craftsmen and had knowledge of copper metallurgy. They even manufactured……… READ MORE

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