Social Studies Units

Welcome to social studies!  Social studies is really just story time with Mrs. Apel.  We examine and explore the human experience starting with early civilizations and end the year with the fall of the Roman Empire.  

We will be focusing on  GRAPES: The Big Ideas of Social Studies 

G - geography
R - religion
A - arts, architecture, achievements 
P - politics
E - economics
S - social structure

Geography  Religion 

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5 Themes of Geography * Monotheistic or Polytheistic
* Location * Gods & Goddesses
* Place * Beliefs about Creation of the 
* Movement    World, Life, and Death
* Regions * Practices
* Human & Environment  * Oral Traditions, Myths, and           Interaction    Other Texts