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.
The Ancient Romans accomplished many things, including the innovations of paved roads, cement, and aqueducts. In this activity, students will create a spider map that highlights achievements in art, architecture, technologies, writing, and more.
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Objective: Create a spider map focusing on the different achievements of Ancient Rome in art, architecture, technology and/or writing. To find art and characters related to Ancient Rome, type "Rome" into the search box in the Storyboard Creator.
Requirements: Minimum of 3-6 cells showcasing the various Achievements of Ancient Rome. 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