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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. Class members apply these same conflicting points of view to the expansion and development of the United States. Discussion prompts are included.