The Epic of Gilgamesh was an epic poem considered the world’s first work of literature, about a Sumerian King who went on many adventures, written in cuneiform on 12 clay tablets in 2100 BCE.
While the entire work is too mature for most students, there are videos, and summaries of simplified versions that focus on Gilgamesh’s main adventures with his friend Enkidu.
Giving students a graphic organizer to fill in as they read is helpful to pick out the most important facts and details.
After students conduct their research and fill out a note-taking sheet or graphic organizer, students can create a poster using a template from Storyboard That with images and text that highlight the key events from the story.
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Objective: After learning about the Epic of Gilgamesh create a poster that includes important details and engaging imagery.
Requirements: Gilgamesh’s image, name, and major details in order of occurrence.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards