Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
In Chapter 1, the story of Gilgamesh begins with an account of the geography of his world, the people over whom he rules, and their pantheon of gods. This lesson will discuss this world, its people, and its gods.
Class Discussion: Describe the geography of Gilgamesh's world.
Small Group Activity: What is the purpose of this description? What does it let the reader know about Gilgamesh, his people, and those for whom this story was written?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts about the purpose of the description of the land, Gilgamesh's people, and their gods.
Homework: How does this first part of Chapter 1 prepare the reader for events throughout the rest of the chapter?
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1)
In Chapter 1, the King orders the protective walls to be built higher and higher, which monopolizes the time of the men of Uruk. The gods then, listening to the...
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