Using a G.R.A.P.E.S. Chart to organize information about Ancient Civilizations is a useful tool to enhance students' analysis of the characteristics and contributions of a society. Going further and including visuals helps students to better retain the details of each category.
When learning about Ancient Civilizations, students may need teachers to provide a variety of resources. The use of diverse resources such as primary sources, videos, songs, readings from textbooks, encyclopedias and literature can be helpful for students to gain an accurate and complete picture of the time period. Students can use graphic organizers to write notes about the different categories as they learn.
Students will then create a Social Pyramid to describe the Social Structure of Ancient China using the template in StoryboardThat and creating titles, illustrations and descriptions to demonstrate what they’ve learned.
Students can come together after they’ve created their storyboards to share what they’ve learned. The full G.R.A.P.E.S. Chart can be used as a post assessment after students have presented.
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Objective: Create a Social Pyramid focusing on the different characteristics of the Social Structure of Ancient China.
Requirements: Label each level of the Social Pyramid of Ancient China. Include appropriate scenes or characters to illustrate the cell. 2-3 sentence description to demonstrate your understanding.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards