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After feedback is incorporated, SNC for Grades 6-8 will be notified for implementation in the Academic Year starting in 2022. First round of feedback for these grades is due on December 20, 2021.

An updated curriculum for ECCE to Grade 5 and for Grades 9-12 will be notified later, for implementation in the Academic Year starting 2023.



SNC - SOCIAL STUDIES (1-12) - Progression Grid

Domain X: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography

Domain 1: Physical Geography

Standard 1: Earth Processes & Patterns



Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Describe Earths processes & patterns and how landscapes have changed over time. (structure and formation of the earth)



Use map conventions in different types of maps to gather information about landforms, relief, population and resources.


Use coordinates to read 6 figure grid references to locate places on a map.


Gather information using maps and globes to inquire geographical changes of a selected region or a landform.

Inquire Earths processes & patterns and how landscapes have changed over time. (weather & climate, natural vegetation)



Use map conventions to understand time zones and date line.


Gather information using maps, globes, photographs, aerial photographs, satellite images and graphs to inquire geographical changes of a selected region or a landform.


Construct arguments and provide evidences for their understanding of Earths processes & patterns and how landscapes are changing constantly. (earthquakes, river systems, water cycle, rock cycle, mineral resources)



Interpret required information using maps, globes, photographs, aerial photographs, satellite images and graphs to inquire geographical changes of a selected region or a landform.

Investigate geographical, climatic, political, cultural, and economic aspects of places using geographic representations and geospatial technologies.



Standard 2: Weather & Climate

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Recall the differences between weather and climate.

Study some of the elements of weather.

Study the distribution of climate in the world.

Investigate how climate is important for different vegetation.

Investigate how and why our climate is changing. (deforestation)

Investigate how and why our climate is changing. (excessive agriculture)


Investigate how and why our climate is changing. (soil erosion)

Examine how weather and climate affects processes of the earth.

Standard 3: Natural, Capital and Human Resources

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Recall economic activities related to natural, capital and human resources. (forestry, education and industrialization)


Explore ways forests of world and Pakistan contribute in the economy of the region they belong.

Describe economic activities related to natural, capital and human resources. (agriculture, land supply and population)


Suggest ways to utilize resources and to conserve them.


Investigate economic activities related to natural, capital and human resources. (fishery, Mineral & Energy resource)

Find ways to utilize resources and to conserve them.




Domain 2: Human Geography

Standard 4: Uses of Land Forms

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Inquire why landforms are changing due to human activity. (agriculture)

Inquire why landforms are changing due to human activity. (high population, scarcity of livable land)

Understand and describe the effects of excess land use. (causes and effects of population increase, excessive agriculture and excessive ubranisation)

Express opinions on why landforms are changing due to human activity.

Understand and describe the effects of excess land use.


Standard 5: Settlements

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Study reasons of selecting a place to develop settlements. (economic activity, jobs & transport)

Compare settlements to understand adaptation according to human needs



Use a range of multiple sources such as conventional maps, Google maps, satellite images, photographs, diagrams, GPS, GIS, newspaper articles, thematic maps and field trips to derive information of physical, human and environmental geography of Pakistan and of world to reach and support conclusions.

Study reasons of selecting a place to develop settlements. (economic activity, jobs & transport)

Compare urban and rural infrastructure to understand adaptation according to human needs



Use a range of multiple sources as conventional maps, Google maps, satellite images, photographs, diagrams, GPS, GIS, newspaper articles, thematic maps and field trips to derive information of physical, human and environmental geography of Pakistan and of world to develop and support conclusions.

Study reasons of selecting a place to develop settlements. (economic activity, jobs & transport)


Study a selected infrastructure to understand adaptation according to human needs (CPEC)



Use a range of multiple sources such as conventional maps, Google maps, satellite images, photographs, diagrams, GPS, GIS, newspaper articles, geographical journals, thematic maps and field trips to derive information of physical, human and environmental geography of Pakistan and of world to reach and support personal conclusions and critique with credibility

Standard 6: Scarcity vs. Resources

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Analyse how the scarcity of resources compels people to use resources wisely.


Analyse how the interdependence of resources within global economy.

Analyse how the scarcity of resources compel people to wisely use and modify resources.


Understand basic role of global economic systems and interdependence within global economy.

Demonstrate efficient use of resources in scarcity


Analyse and describe basics of global economic systems and interdependence of a selected region.

Standard 7: Cultures of the Settlements

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Discover difference of lifestyles of two different settlements to appreciate and respect diversity.

Study reasons of selecting a place to develop settlements. (socio-economic & life style of people in the city)

Develop a sense of respect for diversity and empathy to tolerate differences in near and far settlements.

Develop a deep sense of empathy for the diverse groups in different settlements.


Discover difference of lifestyles of a selected region to understand that cultures are determined according to place, resources, beliefs, climate, technological development and human needs.




Standard 8: Role of Science and Technology in Economy

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Understand that advancements in science and technology influence economic progress of a region.

Understand that the economic progress of a region relies upon the specialisation of resources through education, scientific research and technology.

Evaluate how the economic progress of a region relies upon the specialisation of resources through education, scientific research and technology.


Domain 3: Environmental Geography


Standard 9: Environmental Changes



Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Inquire the relationship between physical & human geography.


Understand and describe the effects of physical environment on humans. (adaptation & lifestyle)


Understand and describe the effects of human activities on physical environment. (urbanisation, industrialization)

Inquire why landforms are changing due to natural processes of the earth. (causes and consequences)


Inquire why landforms are changing due to human activity. (causes and consequences of pollution)

Inquire the impact of overusing natural and other resources on environment.


Identify how places are interdependent on each other and how human activity in one place affects other. (deforestation, pollution & climate change)

Standard 10: Managing & Changing Environment

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Find ways to improve the quality of their own and global environment. (deforestation, global warming)

Find ways to improve the quality of their own and global environment. (deforestation, global warming)

Reflect on their role to improve the quality of their own and global environment. (managing land and water resources)



Standard 11: Patterns of Global Economic Interactions

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Benchmark I: An intermediate-term learning goal and understanding the child must achieve for promoting to Learning Level 9-10

Understand that Exports generate revenue for a country which is necessary for a country to operate and progress.

Understand that high revenues can be generated by exporting finished goods as per current demand.

Beginning to understand basic role of global economic institutions. (World Bank & IMF)

Analyse that high revenues can be generated by exporting finished goods through technological advancements, marketing trends and professional ethics.

Describe basic role of global economic institutions. (World Bank & IMF)