Using a G.R.A.P.E.S. Chart is helpful in categorizing important information when learning about Ancient Civilizations. It stands for: G: Geography (Location, Physical Features, Climate, Natural Resources) R: Religion A: Achievements (Art, Architecture, Inventions, Writing) P: Politics (Government) E: Economy (Jobs) S: Social Structure (hierarchy of power, roles of men, women and children) This G.R.A.P.E.S. Chart is for Ancient Mesopotamia. An extension would be to do a separate chart for each category to expand on the information.