The Themes of Sixth Grade Social Studies
G.R.A.P.E.S. & Ancient Civilizations
G.R.A.P.E.S. prepares students to study issues arising from ancient cultures and globalization. This Social Studies theme typically appears in civilizations and evaluates the development of a society and their relation to geography, culture, economics, history, political science, government, and technology.
The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects
- How did geography impact where ancient people lived?
- What was the location of this civilization in the ancient world? the modern world?
- Why did people decide to settle here?
An action, product, or accomplishment done successfully, typically by effort, courage, ingenuity, or skill
- What did the society invent/create/build? What do we still use today?
- What did they 'borrow' from other civilizations?
- Which 'firsts' is the society or civilization known for?
- Think about art, music, architecture, science, technology, sports, creativity, etc...
The architecture of the pyramids.
The sport of the Roman Gladiators.
The building and skill of creating and sailing boats for trade and transportation.
The activities associated with the governance of a civilization or area; and the relations between civilizations
- What type of government did the society have?
- Who were the leaders?
- What documents were created for order? Was there enforcement for order?
- Was there a military, and if so, what role did it play?
- What were the major wars/battles?
- How did government hurt/help the people?
- What factors impacted the culture's rise and fall?
The wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.
- How did people make a living? What were the major jobs?
- What goods were produced/imported/exported?
- Did they have a form of currency or money? Did it have value? Did it have regulation?
Does a civilization have a form of money?
Trade and the imports and exports one has can increase an economy
Do people have jobs or specific gender roles in their civilization?
Social systems is when the people in a society are considered as a system organized by a group of people, wealth, rank, power, characteristic, pattern of relationships, and/or specific task
- What were the social classes? Were the classes fair and just?
- What factors contributed to a person's social class?
- What were the roles of men, women, and children?
- What was the daily life like for a person in each social class?