The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. It comes to us from Ancient Sumeria, and was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cunieform script. It is about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk (somewhere between 2750 and 2500 BCE).
Presented here: three pages of the narrative, reworked and rewritten to create a plot that is easily to follow for 5th graders and up. Includes 5 multiple choice questions based on the passage.
This passage will help you connect Social Studies with ELA.