Day 5

The Epic of Gilgamesh Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Speaking with Scorpions

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    Students will be able to discuss was might have been said in a critical conversation that is missing from the text, and create a creative representation of the missing portion.

    Common Core Standards:



    Refer students to the account of Gilgamesh's encounter with the Scorpion-beings (Tablet IX, lines 47 - 224).

    We see that Gilgamesh encounters two Scorpion-beings (who happen to be husband and wife) at Mount Mashu. He is initially intimidated by them, but he soon discovers that they...

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