Mesopotamia /Babylonian Myth: Descent of Ishtar Mind Map

Mesopotamia /Babylonian Myth: Descent of Ishtar Mind Map
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In this lesson, students will read, annotate, and answer text-based questions about the myth to understand the Babylonian concepts of death and hell and apply them to the lifestyle and culture of Babylonian society. Students will create a concept map to explain the connections.

This lesson includes:

  1. Lesson Plan
  2. Descent of Ishtar Primary Source
  3. Text-based Questions Worksheet w/Answer Key
  4. Secondary Article - Babylonian Society - includes primary source excerpts (Code of Hammurabi & Book of Genesis, Ch 11)
  5. Concept Mapping Directions & Rubric

This activity can be completed in two ways:

1. Group Work*

2. Individual - Students read and annotate each of the articles to create their own mind map

*Instructions given in Lesson Plan

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Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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