CBSE Syllabus of Heritage Crafts for Class XII
Class XIIHERITAGE CRAFTS (Code No. 070) CLASS XII Effective from the Academic session 2010-2011 and the Board Examination 2011. THEORY 70 Marks 3 Hours 50 Periods I One Theory Paper SECTION A 40 Marks Living Craft Traditions of India – Part II Unit – I The Last Two Hundred Years 15 Marks 1.1 Colonial Rule and Crafts 1.2 Gandhi and Self Sufficiency 1.3 Handloom and Handicraft Revival 1.4 Recognition of Crafts and Crafts Persons Unit – II Crafts Revival 30 Periods 25 Marks 2.5 Crafts and Gender Equality 2.6 Crafts and Survival 2.7 Crafts and Resource Management 2.8 Crafts and Trade 2.9 Distribution and Marketing – Shops, Melas, Haats 2.10 What We Need Today SECTION B Field Studies: Documenting/ Exploring crafts 20 Marks
- Anecdotal Experiential question
- Question Based on Case Study
Section-wise Weightage: Class XI – XII Areas of Learning MarksTheory 70 Section A (Reader) 40 Living Craft Traditions of India Section B 20 Field Studies Section C 10 A personal response question based on the Craft chosen (Clay/Stone/Metal/Jewelry/Fibre/Textile/Painting/Theatre/Paper) Practical 30 Field Studies: Exploring a Craft 10 Applied Crafts 20 – Learning a Craft – Innovation in design and processes 30 Total 100 Examination: THEORY: One paper 3 hours 70 Marks SECTION A 40 Marks 1. Short questions: Four questions out of five based on textbook (80-100 words). Four questions of 3 marks each (4×3) 12 marks 2. Long questions: Three questions out of four based on textbook (100-120 words) Three questions of five marks each (3×5) 15 marks 3. Definitions: Five definitions out of six based on textbook in three to five sentences. Five definitions one mark each (1×5) 05 marks 4. Essay Type: One essay type question out of two based on textbook (150-200 words) One essay type question of 8 marks. 08 marks Section B 20 marks 5. A question based on the Field Study of the learner as part of his learning. Anecdotal documentation in a descriptive and narrative style. 10 marks 6. Comparison and contrast of two or more forms of craft based on a given case study. 10 marks Section C 10 marks A personal response question based on the Craft chosen (Clay/ Stone/ Metal/ Jewelry/ Fiber/ Textile/ Painting/ Theatre/ Paper)
PRACTICAL3 hours 30 Marks FIELD STUDIES: EXPLORING A CRAFT 10 marks 1. Field Studies Project Work 05 marks In 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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