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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 13 Views 17 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
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 10 Views 13 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 10 Views 21 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 5 Views 10 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 54 Views 16 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 25 Views 19 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 26 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 7 Views 28 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 59 Views 143 Downloads
The Emergence and Evolution of the Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia
Learners explore the parallel development and increasing complexity of writing and the growth of civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys in ancient Mesopotamia.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 46 Views 297 Downloads
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River, and Huang He Civilizations
Students develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their item.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 90 Downloads
Mythology Study Guide
After exploring the wonderful world of mythology, give your high schoolers this multiple choice quiz to assess their ability to recall pertinent information. There are 15 questions posed, and users can press "submit" to receive immediate feedback.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 26 Downloads
New Review Homer's The Odyssey
Whether or not you are new to using The Odyssey with your classes, this publisher-produced teaching guide deserves a place in your curriculum library. The packet includes background information, chapter by-chapter summaries, study guides, a list of suggested activities and extensions, as well as journal and writing prompts, and much more.
8th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 8 Downloads
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 41 Downloads