CBSE Syllabus of Heritage Crafts for Class XII
Class XIIHERITAGE CRAFTS (Code No. 070) CLASS XIIEffective from the Academic session 2010-2011 and the Board Examination 2011.THEORY70 Marks 3 Hours50 PeriodsIOne Theory Paper SECTION A40 MarksLiving Craft Traditions of India – Part IIUnit – I The Last Two Hundred Years15 Marks1.1 Colonial Rule and Crafts1.2 Gandhi and Self Sufficiency1.3 Handloom and Handicraft Revival1.4 Recognition of Crafts and Crafts PersonsUnit – II Crafts Revival 30 Periods25 Marks2.5 Crafts and Gender Equality2.6 Crafts and Survival2.7 Crafts and Resource Management2.8 Crafts and Trade2.9 Distribution and Marketing – Shops, Melas, Haats2.10 What We Need TodaySECTION BField Studies: Documenting/ Exploring crafts 20 Marks
- Anecdotal Experiential question
- Question Based on Case Study
Section-wise Weightage: Class XI – XII Areas of Learning MarksTheory 70Section A (Reader) 40Living Craft Traditions of IndiaSection B 20Field StudiesSection C 10A personal response question based on the Craft chosen (Clay/Stone/Metal/Jewelry/Fibre/Textile/Painting/Theatre/Paper)Practical 30Field Studies: Exploring a Craft 10Applied Crafts 20- Learning a Craft- Innovation in design and processes 30Total 100Examination:THEORY: One paper 3 hours 70 MarksSECTION A 40 Marks1. Short questions:Four questions out of five based on textbook (80-100 words).Four questions of 3 marks each (4×3) 12 marks2. Long questions:Three questions out of four based on textbook (100-120 words)Three questions of five marks each (3×5) 15 marks3. Definitions:Five definitions out of six based on textbook in three to five sentences. Five definitions one markeach (1×5) 05 marks4. Essay Type:One essay type question out of two based on textbook (150-200 words) One essay type question of 8 marks. 08 marksSection B 20 marks5. A question based on the Field Study of the learner as part of his learning. Anecdotal documentationin a descriptive and narrative style. 10 marks6. Comparison and contrast of two or more forms of craft based on a given case study.10 marksSection C 10 marksA personal response question based on the Craft chosen (Clay/ Stone/ Metal/ Jewelry/ Fiber/ Textile/ Painting/ Theatre/ Paper)
PRACTICAL3 hours 30 MarksFIELD STUDIES: EXPLORING A CRAFT 10 marks1. Field Studies Project Work 05 marksIn this part of the course students will be required to do two short and one detailed projects in each class XI and XII. These projects are essentially experiential and analytical in nature.Each student will prepare:Two short assignments (10 pages each)Students in the first instance will study their immediate environment and learn about everyday crafts in their everyday lives. They will prepare an assignment of crafts found at home, in their town/village, artisans and crafts communities who live in their locality.The teachers may discuss the areas and topics related with the topics mentioned in the following paragraph, before starting the work and they may call a craftsperson or someone from the community who feels comfortable talking to the children and at the same time is well versed with the craft traditions specially of that region. Students may talk to people both producers and consumers, find out about different aspects of production and marketing or study the architecture of monuments, visit museums, study the artifacts (sculpture and painting and crafts) and work on the costumes, jewelry, the way of life etc. The assignments can have drawings, illustrations, photographs, maps etc. The students may choose any two topics from following areas for this short project:
- Crafts in their own locality/home/state to enable students to understand the design and function of craft traditions in their daily life.
- Local Heritage in Museum/ monuments/ religious-secular structures to understand the various craft skills involved in historic architecture/building/sculpture/painting.
- Vernacular architecture to study the variety of craft skills in contemporary building of homes, and other structures.
- Market/ shop/ mela/ haat to understand market forces.
TextbookIn this subject area of Indian Crafts, there will be three textbooks for classes XI and class XII.One textbook each in both the years will be for theory, and one book giving guidelines/ addressing the schools, teachers and students about the practical components.The theory textbooks for classes XI and XII will be a fully illustrated textbook giving photographs, sketches, maps, timelines, case studies etc. The class XI textbook of theory will introduce children with diverse traditions of the Indian crafts. Whereas the class XII textbook will address the six aspects of Craft Traditions: a. Philosophy and Aesthetics, b. Materials, Processes and Techniques, c. Environment & Resource Management d. Social Structures f. Economy and marketing g. International Examples. These aspects will be studied in light of the crafts traditions referred in class XI.A work book which will be addressing the students as well as teachers and schools for conducting different activities in practicum, like the field studies and applied crafts will provide some samples of documentation methods/ formats based on which children can develop their own formats to conduct them. This will be a book for both years. It will also suggest what facilities the schools should provide for conducting these activities etc.
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