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. Ancient India developed a caste system that is still felt today. In this activity, students will create a social pyramid to illustrate the social structure/caste system of Ancient India. They should include the different types of people and professions that fall under each section. 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 or Caste System of Ancient India.
Requirements: Label each level of the Social Pyramid of Ancient India. 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