Revised Excursions

Excursions is a comprehensive course in Social Studies for the young learners. This series for classes 1 to 8 has been designed as per the latest curriculum prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. Following the curriculum, Excursions offers a course in Environmental Studies for classes 1 and 2, an integrated Social Studies course for classes 3 to 5, and separate Geography and History and Civics courses for classes 6 to 8. In line with the syllabus, the series follows a thematic and structured approach. The course material provides activities for cross-curricular linkages to connect learning across subject areas.


Additional information


Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8


Middle, Primary

Key Features

• Reflect has warm-up tasks to initiate the learners into the topic and relate to it
• Fact Pedia provides interesting titbits of information
• Figure Out tasks encourage referencing and research skills
• DIY contains application-based activities for experiential learning
• Green Earth sensitizes learners towards conservation of the environment
• Think Box (HOTS) promotes out-of-the-box thinking for curious minds
• Picture Study provides visual-based exercises for inferential learning
• Life Skills and Values provide real-life situations to skill learners to excel in life
• Enjoy provides creative and fun tasks to encourage cross-curricular learning
• Pin It Up activities given for extended learning
• Across the Boundary pages provide varied activities for integrated learning
• Game provides engaging fun tasks with builtin learning
• World Connect highlights stories and events from around the world related to the chapter
• Snap Recap provides mind maps for quick learning
• Case Studies for classes 6 to 8 provide in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community
• Timeline helps the students gain an understanding of time and perspective

About Authors/Series

Meenakshi Wattal, an educationist for over three decades, believes learning must be multidimensional
Debahuti Das, Teacher at The Heritage School
Augustine Kaitharath, History Teacher at the Don Bosco School in Siliguri
Anuradha Bhattacharyya Primary School Coordinator at The Heritage School, Kolkata
Mrinalini Jaitly, former History and Civics teacher at St. Joseph’s Boys High School in Bengaluru and CMS institutions in Lucknow
Sheekha Rani Banerjee, Senior Geography teacher in Don Bosco School, Siliguri
Sukanya Chakraborty, a self-motivated educator with more than 20 years of experience in teaching

Course Package

  • Coursebook 1-8
  • Teacher’s Manual 1-8
  • Collins DigiSuite 1-8

Collins DigiSuite

• Multimedia eBook: Consists of animations, audio, video, slide shows, and interactive exercises
• Print-ready Worksheets: Additional worksheets for practice and reinforcements, present in the digital support
• Digital Flashcards: Flashcards with embedded sounds and animations for letter formation and letter-sound association
• Animations and Songs: Animated stories and rhymes set to tune
• Interactive Games: Interactivies to reinforce concepts in a fun and engaging manner

Books of the Series