Teacher Guide

The Epic of Gilgamesh Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to read a piece of epic verse with an eye to the historical, linguistic, and thematic details that make The Epic of Gilgamesh significant as a work of literature.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in The Epic of Gilgamesh.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to examine the cultural and historical context of The Epic of Gilgamesh to gain a deeper understanding of it.

  4. 4

    In both writing and classroom discussions, students will be able to form and...

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