G.R.E.A.T.S.S. - Characteristics of a Civilization

  • The G.R.E.A.T.S.S. are an acronym for the 7 characteristics that define a civilization.


    Government: Leaders and laws

    Religion: Gods, leaders, and places of worship

    Economy: System of trade, money, social classes and jobs

    Arts, Culture, and Tradition: Music, theater, painting, sculpture, diet, and architecture

    Technology: Development of ideas, mathematical and scientific discoveries, inventions, means of power, and use of specialized tools

    Stable Food Suppy and Permanent Settlement: Permanent shelter, large and cooperative groups of people, agriculture and food surplus.

    System of Writing: Recordkeeping, education, communication, and literature.