GettingAhead in Social Scienceis a series of books for teaching social science at the middle school level. They are based on the CBSE Syllabus and have been revised in accordance with CBSE s directives on continuous and comprehensive assessment (CCE). These books are aimed at schools that empathise with the desires of the CBSE to put an end to rote learning and ensure the allround development of the child through the process of CCE. Getting ahead in Social Science 6, 7, 8, adheres strictly to the new syllabus prescribed by the NCERT. The NCERT s stress on syllabus reduction, in order to reduce the burden on children, has resulted in books which are extremely light on content. Such books are often seen with suspicion by the more traditional teachers. They feel more comfortable teaching social science the way they themselves would have learnt it. In this new series, we have followed a well balanced approach, while all topics are covered in detail, we have also introduced activities and adopted a lighter and more interactive approach to the process of learning and teaching. In order to meet market challenges, Getting Ahead in Social Science 6 8 is being brought out in two formats, one as a combined Social Science book for each class and the other as three separate books (history, geography and civics each separately) for each class.