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GRAPES REACTION PAPER. 20 Points Due Every Three Weeks on Thursday. GRAPES. Geography Religion Achievements Politics Economics Social Structure. Geography. How climate and landscape affect lifestyle. Is a civilization isolated or is it open to cultural exchange and invasion?

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Grapes reaction paper

GRAPES REACTION PAPER

20 Points

Due Every Three Weeks on Thursday


Grapes

GRAPES

  • Geography

  • Religion

  • Achievements

  • Politics

  • Economics

  • Social Structure


Geography

Geography

  • How climate and landscape affect lifestyle.

  • Is a civilization isolated or is it open to cultural exchange and invasion?

  • What resources are available for clothing, building, and trade?


Religion

Religion

  • A set of spiritual beliefs, values, and practices.

  • Society’s beliefs about morals and the afterlife.

  • What are the rules you should live by?

  • How do these religious ideas affect different aspects of daily life?


Achievements

Achievements

  • The lasting works of a society.

  • What things were built to last?

  • Which ideas, if any, still affect our lives today?


Politics

Politics

  • Who runs a society and how do they do it?

  • Who has power and how is it used?

  • How do those with power keep it or lose it?


Economics

Economics

  • How a society uses its scarce resources.

  • What are the most valuable resources in a society?

  • How are the resources distributed?


Social structure

Social Structure

  • The different levels or classes in a society.

  • Who are the “most important” people in society? What do they do?

  • Who’s at the bottom of the social structure? Why?


Newspaper article

Newspaper Article

  • Student selects newspaper article either online or from a newspaper.


Countries

Countries

  • The article should be about one of the following countries:

  • Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, China, or Armenia.


A student should read the article

A student should read the article.


Student should work with article grapes reaction paper instructions

Student should work with article & GRAPES Reaction Paper Instructions

  • GRAPES REACTION PAPER

  • Part I: Geographic Overview of Article (1 points)

  • 1. Copy the headline of the article.

  • 2. What city and country is your article about?

  • Part II: GRAPES (4 points) Select only one.

  • Decide what characteristic of civilization the article focuses on-- Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, or the Social Structure of a society? Many times news articles will focus on more than one, please only select one focus area.

  • Make an assertion about the article.

  • “________________________”(name of article) focuses on the______________ of a society because of ______________________________.

  • Examples

  • This article focuses on the politics in Egypt because of the demonstrations in Cairo.

  • This article focuses on the social structure in Egypt because of the demonstrations in Cairo.

  • Cite three examples from the article using direct quotations that support your assertion.

  • Explain why these citations or direct quotations are important and how they help support your assertion.

  • Part III, Reaction to Article. (7-12 sentences)


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GRAPES Reaction Paper

  • Part I: Geographic Overview (1 point)

  • Part II: GRAPES (4 points)

  • Part III: Reaction to Article (5 points)

  • Part IV: Paragraph (10 points)


Part i geography

Part I: Geography

  • 1. Copy the headline of the article.

  • 2. What city and country is your article about?

  • Sample answer

    Part 1: Geography (Sample Answer)

  • “Egyptian military targets attacked at Gaza border”

  • Cairo, Egypt


Part ii grapes instructions

Part II: GRAPES (Instructions)

  • 1. Decide what characteristic of civilization the article focuses on—Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, or Social Structure?

  • 2. Make an assertion about the article.

  • 3. Cite three examples from the article using direct quotations that support your assertion.

  • 4. Explain why these citations or direct quotations are important and how they help support your assertion.


Part ii grapes sample answer

Part II: GRAPES (sample answer)

  • 1. Geography

  • 2. “Egyptian military targets attacked at Gaza border” focuses on the geography of a society because this article talks about the financial and personal hardships faced by many as a result of the Gaza border being shut down.


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Part II: Grapes (sample answer)

3. Three direct assertion from the article.

“Egypt and Israel, united on this point, say Hamas uses the tunnels to transfer weapons and fighters to launch attacks in cooperation with Islamic extremists.”

“Thousands of Palestinian students and medical patients hoping to leave Gaza have been stranded by temporary closings of the border crossing during the fighting…”

“ ‘We call upon brothers in Egypt to open the Rafah crossing’ for commerce, he said.”


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Part II: Grapes (sample answer)

4. Explain why these citations are importing to supporting the assertion.

These citations are important because it shows how Gaza and Egypt want the borders open for the people and economic prosperity. These citations also show how Hamas is transferring both weapons and fighters inside Egypt. The Gaza border is a safety concern because it is an easy target for terrorists.


Part iii reaction to article instructions

Part III: Reaction to Article (Instructions)

1.If you were called upon to discuss this article, what would you say? The first THREE TO FIVE SENTENCES should summarize the article answering the Who, What, and Where questions. WHO is involved, WHAT took place, and WHERE. (Please respond with a minimum of 3sentences.)

2. Why is this article newsworthy? (minimum of 2 sentences)

3. What is happening or has happened in the United States or another location in the world that is similar or different to what is going on in the article? (minimum of 1 sentence)

4. How does this compare to an Ancient Civilization that we have studied? Are there similarities, differences, or other types of commonalities between the article and the Ancient Civilizations studied?


Part iii reaction to article sample

Part III: Reaction to Article (Sample)

1. “Egyptian military targets attacked at Gaza border,” is about Egyptian targets being attached by Hamas and/or other rebel groups and how it affects the people when the border is closed. Because of two car bombings, Egypt has closed the border to the people of Gaza cannot get in. This affects the economy and also travel negatively for many people.


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Part III: Reaction to Article (Sample)

2. The article is newsworthy because it explains the acts of terrorism that is occurring between the Egypt and Gaza border. It also makes us aware of how citizens are being affected by these car bombings.


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Part III: Reaction to Article (Sample)

3. On September 11, 2001, the Twin Towers were destroyed and over 3,000 people lost their lives in New York City. This act of terrorism also caused destruction and effected the lives of many people.


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Part III: Reaction to Article (Sample)

4. In Ancient Mesopotamia city-states were walled cities with moats built around for protection. Babylonia had both an inner and outer walls in the city to protect people from other groups that were attacking them. This shows that ancient city-states were attacked and took precautions, so that they would not be an easy target.


Part iv paragraph instructions

Part IV: Paragraph (Instructions)

1. Write a paragraph using your assertion in Part II as a topic sentence for the paragraph. Remember to also include information from Part III, Reaction to Article. (7-12 sentences)


Part iv paragraph sample

Part IV: Paragraph (sample)

“Egyptian military targets attacked at Gaza border” focuses on the geography of a society because it discusses the economic loss when the border in Sinai between Gaza and Egypt is shut down. This article is about Egyptian military targets being attached by Hamas and other rebel groups and how it affects the people when the border is closed. Because of two car bombings, Egypt has closed the border so the people of Gaza cannot get in or out of the country. “Thousands of Palestinian students and medical patients hoping to leave Gaza have been stranded by temporary closings of the border crossing during the fighting…” This affects the economy and also travel negatively for many people. The articles shows how the border crossing is affecting people.


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GRAPES Reaction Paper

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