This activity is student centered and Common Core! First, students read a brief history about the Epic of Gilgamesh and an excerpt from the actual tale. Then, they analyze the text and draw conclusions regarding beliefs about polytheism, demigods and society in Ancient Mesopotamia. Lastly, students summarize and support claims with evidence in the form of direct quotes from the text.
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Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, Ancient World History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Polytheism