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. In this activity, students will create a spider map focusing on the economy of Ancient India. They should be able to focus on how the resources that the civilization had access to influenced how the economy developed and what jobs existed.
By focusing on just one category, students are encouraged to include more information and should complete at least three cells. 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 spider map focusing on the different characteristics of the Economy or Jobs of Ancient India.
Requirements: Minimum of 3-6 cells showcasing different characteristics of the Economy of Ancient India. Appropriate scenes to illustrate each cell. 1-3 sentence description for each cell demonstrating your understanding.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards