G.R.A.P.E.S. (Historical Themes)

19 Aug

A civilization is made up of many parts. We will use G.R.A.P.E.S.  to remember them. The GRAPES acronym in Social Studies means:

Geography
Religion
Achievements
Politics
Economy
Social structures

We are currently learning about historical themes (pages xxii – xxiii in your textbook).  The themes listed in the book are the same as GRAPES. Click on this link to learn more about GRAPES.

To help you understand the themes you will be learning about this year, consider these questions and comment on one or more of them:

Geography: Is your town or city near a lake, ocean, or mountains? What is the weather like? How do the landscape and weather affect the way you live?

Religion or Belief Systems: As you are growing up, how do you learn what are the right and wrong ways of behaving? What people or groups taught you those things?

Politics or Government: In our school, what would happen if every student could come to class whatever time he or she wanted? Leave class whenever he or she wanted? Talk out loud anytime, even during tests?

168 Responses to “G.R.A.P.E.S. (Historical Themes)”

  1. Sangmin August 25, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Geography: Is your town or city near a lake, ocean, or mountains? What is the weather like? How do the landscape and weather affect the way you live?
    answer : ( My hometown is ULSAN ) And it’s near the Ocean. And it has 4 whether changing every 3 month. I can Swim well because it’s near the ocean. and whether didn’t actually changed mt life

    • Sohki August 28, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      Dear Sangmin
      I have a question… Were you able to swim for the whole year? Wouldn’t it be cold in winter? Or is it like Chennai?

      • Hera August 31, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

        Dear Sangmin
        I also think same as Sohki’s question wasn’t it cold?

        • Sangmin August 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

          DEAR hera
          YES it is really cold in the winter

      • Sangmin August 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

        DEAR Sohki the great
        If I swim in winter I might died 😦
        I can’t swim in the winter 😦 which is GOOD 😀
        ( IT IS SO COLD )

      • chanwoo August 31, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

        the weather would be change but it would not give so much changes to him

    • changik August 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm #

      Dear Sangmin there is a word wrong
      not mt it is my

      • Sangmin August 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

        THANK you 😀

  2. Sohki August 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    Politics or Government: In our school, what would happen if every student could come to class whatever time he or she wanted? Leave class whenever he or she wanted? Talk out loud anytime, even during tests?
    That would be awesome but will also be bad. If we have no rules people will go crazy and school will be chaos.

    • Ted Chang August 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

      Sohki, it is good!

    • Aryan August 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      I completely agree with you sohki

    • Youhei omar honda stoudent August 28, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      sohki i agree it will be fun at first but there will be bullyng and fizicalconbat bitween student

    • donovan August 28, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

      I agree Shoki it would be veary crazy. Youve made a good point.

    • Milan August 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

      Hey Sohki,

      I agree with you and that we would be like wild animals and act like slobs.

      Milan

    • Sangmin August 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

      LOVE your writing 😀

    • Seohyeon Jeon August 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

      School will be bad. Because they have to teach rule. And I have question is there are teachers?

  3. Mr. Martin August 26, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Students,

    I am really enjoying these comments. Thanks for sharing your opinions and views and please look at your classmate’s comments.

  4. Seohyeon Jeon August 26, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Politics or Government: In our school, what would happen if every student could come to class whatever time he or she wanted? Leave class whenever he or she wanted? Talk out loud anytime, even during tests?
    I think we have to make rule to follow that people. And it will be funny if people doing that. I mean they are crazy. But if you have dream or if you want to success you have to study hard.

  5. Cyril August 26, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Geography: Is your town or city near a lake, ocean, or mountains? What is the weather like? How do the landscape and weather affect the way you live?
    My city is chennai and it is near the sea and there is usually lots of sun. The way it affects my life is that I can not go to school by walk.

    • Youhei omar honda stoudent August 28, 2015 at 11:05 am #

      i agree me to it is to scary to walk around alone it is soooo dangeres and stinky!!

  6. Hinako August 27, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    I’m from Tokyo.
    Tokyo is small town.

    • Sohki August 28, 2015 at 10:58 am #

      Dear Hinako
      I disagree because Tokyo isn’t a small town.

    • Charlotte August 28, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Hinako, First I will like to explain that Tokyo is not a small town but a rather large one.But if there is another Tokyo that is rather small then show me on the map some day.And what is around the city: a lake,an ocean, some mountains? What is the weather like,hot or could?

      • Hinako August 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

        In Tokyo we have rivers called Arakawa and Sumidagawa,but we don’t have any lakes or mountains.
        weather is hot and cold.

    • donovan August 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

      Hinako i disagree tokyo is not a small town at all.

    • Romane Hanae Marcella Thirza Galametz Student August 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Dear Hinako
      Before coming to India did you live in another country or only in Japan ?

      • Hinako August 31, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

        Dear Sohki , Charlotte and donovan

        It is my mistake.
        sorry.
        Tokyo is big city.

      • Hinako August 31, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

        Dear Romane

        I only lived in Japan.

    • Seohyeon Jeon August 31, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      Can you tell reason why it’s small town?! And I disagree with you. Tokyo is capital in Japan. Then it will be big.

  7. donovan August 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    i lived in a town it was veary crepy it was foggy and our house was old and every night i would have a nightmare and it also alaways stormed around 2:00 am everynight and it was alaways cold because we lived in a corn field but we had a veary big yard to play football and scocer and i had a ATV all terrian vechicle and i alaways drove it around and thats about it. =)

  8. Taehyeon August 28, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    I agree with Sohki.. Because Tokyo is first of all, it’s the capital of Japan and there will be a reason to it…… And the reason is mostly because that city is better than the other cities or they have improved a lot in Tokyo. So that should be the reason why Tokyo could be the capital.. So I think that since it is very improved and it’s the capital… I don’t think that Tokyo is a small city

  9. Junhyuk Choi Student August 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Politics or Government: In our school, what would happen if every student could come to class whatever time he or she wanted? Leave class whenever he or she wanted? Talk out loud anytime, even during tests?

    A: There will be lots of fighting and there will be no rule. like if there is no rule there will be lots of fighting because nobody can say ‘ don’t fight !’ because there is no rule. And people can became fool because we don’t have to study. We can get out from the class when ever we want

  10. Efflam August 31, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    Dear Taehee Kim

    Where is Gwang Ju, in korea?

  11. Aditi August 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    i think the grapes it is easy to learn about and faster and it is also easy for me to learn in social studys

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