ABOUT THE MNEMONIC
The mnemonic G.R.A.P.E.S represents Geography, Religion, Achievements (including Architecture), Political Structure, Economic Structure, and Social Structure. The tool was created to help students think about analytical categories while reading and making notes. The tool teaches students to group historical information into thematic categories. It was designed to help address problems that students have with setting a purpose for analyzing historical themes while reading. It also helps students to clearly see thematic cause and effects. The tool also highlights historical change and continuity.