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Archetypal Images and Polarities
Here is a rather esoteric resource that presents the archetypes found in “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” and would be appropriate for a college-level psychology or literature class, or as a teacher resource. Considered the “world’s oldest story,” the characters and events in the tale of Gilgamesh are presented as illustrations of the archetypal theories of Carl Jung and Fritz Perls’ ideas of polarities.
9th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 15 Downloads
Project Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and Leadership
Do leaders need to be more moral than followers? Does power corrupt? Can anyone be a leader? Begin a study of leadership with a reading of excerpts from the Epic of Gilgamesh. After examining the ancient Mesopotamian hero, class members “vote with their feet” and agree or disagree with a series of statements about leadership.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 12 Downloads
Project Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and Mortality
Gilgamesh, the hero of the famous Mesopotamian epic, is advised, “The file that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping.” Ask your class to read selected passages from the Epic of Gilgamesh and to consider how beliefs about mortality and immortality in ancient times compare to those today.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads
Project Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and the Environment
A debate over the need for natural resources versus the preservation of natural resources is prompted by the reading of an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh wants the tress in the Cedar Forest for his building program while Hambaba wants to guard the forest.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Combine business and creativity with this imaginative project that brings The Epic of Gilgamesh to the big screen. High school directors team up, and develop the prologue of the myth into a pre-production film trailer. Educators can develop this idea into a larger project where learners can develop the entire epic into a film.
9th - 12th All 6 Views 8 Downloads
Mr. Green provides an overview of Ancient Mesopotamia by examining the political structures and cultural beliefs of the region. The video reviews shifts in authority from religious to political leaders, as well as the influence of cuneiform, Hammurabi's code, and the development of territorial kingdoms and empires.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Myth Lesson Plans
What is the difference between myths, legends, and folktales? From greek mythology and creation myths to heroes and heroines, here is a nice series of lessons for providing your youngsters with solid foundational knowledge about myths.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization II - Good or Bad?
"To understand the present, we have to imagine the future." In his final video in the series, the narrator discusses an array of considerations tied to globalization, such as the implications of individualism, our impact on the environment and unsustainable use of the planet's resources, and the world's recent dramatic ideological shift in a turn toward democracy.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 14 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Big "Why"
Students examine the Q.& A. article found each week in the Science Times, focusing on how the answers present scientific data in a clear and logical manner. They write their own questions and answer other classmates' questions in the format o
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 39 Downloads
The Seven Blunders of the World
Learners explore the cultures and civilizations of Mesopotamia. They take a look at the factors that shaped the region, and study the history of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and other ancient wonders of the world. The class is divided up into seven groups.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 37 Views 129 Downloads
Teach the Novels: an Educator's Guide to A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan
Moral choices arise when a character is imbued with great talent or super powers. A study of these choices form the basis of a unit focused on character development in the first two novels of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea series. The richly detailed plans include step-by-step lessons, activities, extensions, journal prompts, and culminating activities.
6th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 28 Downloads
Students explore world history by identifying geographic locations in class. In this Mesopotamia lesson, students view a timeline of the history of Mesopotamia and the different empires that ruled the area. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and complete several worksheets about the culture and people of Mesopotamia.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 44 Views 413 Downloads