Window on the World (WOW): Social Science 6
Girija Narayanan, Shalini Pillay, Shanthi Chandrashekhar
216 x 280 mm
Year of Publishing
Territorial Rights
Sangam Books

Window on the World (WOW) is a new social studies/social science series for classes 1 to 8. It follows the NCERT syllabus closely and conforms to the recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework. The rich digital support with the books enables teachers to give students a blended learningexperience, which broadens and strengthens their understanding. 

With Students' App (3–8) 

Key features of the books include:
  • Learning outcomes: Goals for the students to achieve by the end of the lesson
  • Let’s do it: Pre-learning activities that engage student interest
  • Life skills: Skills that help students cope with problems in daily life
  • Right values: Values that will help students develop and grow into better human beings
  • Higher order thinking skills: Questions that draw from but go beyond the text, and encourage students to apply what they have learnt
  • Heritage corner: Facts that bring alive India’s rich heritage
  • Quick check: In-text questions to help the teacher assess students’ understanding
  • Know more: Interesting information related to the topic
  • Summing up: Summary of the lesson that enables easy revision
  • Workout: Exercises that asses student understanding and recall
  • Enrichment corner: A variety of activities that reinforce learning; include both group and individual activities
  • Weblinks: Links to safe webpages

Special Feature 
Books include graphic stories on:

  • Personal safety (POCSO)
  • Values and Citizenship Skills (Clean India Initiative, Educate the Girl Child, Save the Girl Child, Road Safety Rules, Param Vir Chakra Awardees)

Shalini Pillay has an MA in Sociology, a Masters’ in Education and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Bombay University. She has over 30 years of experience teaching students from classes 8 to 12.  She was the principal of Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao Higher Secondary School, Chennai. She was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade in English Proficiency by the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages. She is now working closely with children with learning disabilities.

Girija Narayanan is an educationist who has, for more than three and a half decades, dedicated herself to developing the minds, intellect, knowledge and values of school children. She has a B.A honours degree in political science with a first class degree in Bachelor of Education, and is a university gold medallist. As a member of the Geography Teacher’s Association of India, she introduced innovative methodologies in teaching Social Sciences. She has also been regularly entrusted with the setting of board exam papers for Standard X by CBSE.

Shanthi Chandrasekhar, BA, B Ed, PG (Geography), has over 30 years of teaching experience. She was the head of the department of social sciences at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Chennai.

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