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.
Rome's economy was built on artisans, soldiers, politicians, and enslaved people. In this activity, students will create a storyboard highlighting different aspects of the economy of Ancient Rome. Students should focus on the types of jobs, as well as how the economy impacted the empire.
By focusing on just one category, students are encouraged to include more information and should complete 3-6 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 Rome. 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 different characteristics of the economy 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