This textbook, “Our World through English” class 9th, is an integrated one in the sense it has The Main Reader component, The Supplementary Reader component and The Workbook component interwoven into a single textbook. Hence, these components are found in each and every unit.
The language skills like listening, speaking, reading, and writing are integrated in the larger context of the themes as suggested in NCF – 2005. The activities are so designed as to ensure the holistic treatment of language. The main aim of teaching English is to help learners evolve themselves as independent users of English. I hope this textbook will help teachers and students achieve this by making the teaching-learning process effective.
The present text book has been written on the basis of curriculum and Academic standards emerged after a thorough review of the curriculum prepared by the SCERT. ● The syllabus has been divided broadly into six areas namely,
(1) Number System, (2) Algebra, (3) Arithmetic, (4) Geometry, (5) Mensuration and (6) Data Handling. Teaching of the topics related to these areas will develop the skills prescribed in academic standards such as problem solving, logical thinking, mathematical communication, representing data in various forms, using mathematics as one of the disciplines of study and also in daily life situations.
Scientific learning is not just confined to the four walls of classroom. It has a definite connection to lab and field as well. Therefore, there is a lot of importance to field experience/ experiments in science teaching.
There are different types of questions used in the book: 1) asking children to write their experiences;
2) compare their experiences with that of the examples given in the text;
3) comparing two or three different situations given in the textbooks;
4) questions that ask children to give their opinion about the situation or case study (when these opinions are asked it need not be same for all children, allow them to express their opinion);
5) questions that are evaluating a particular situation given in the chapter.