If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
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.
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.
Students will be able to examine the cultural and historical context of The Epic of Gilgamesh to gain a deeper understanding of it.
In both writing and classroom discussions, students will be able to form and...