Calisthenics: write down your own example of a law that follows Hammurabi’s “Eye for an Eye”…IT MUST BE APPROPRIATE!!! HW: Complete the back side of your notes! Objective: SWBAT use The Epic of Gilgamesh as a historical source. Epic • An epic is a L…O….N…G poem about a hero’s journey. The Epic of Gilgamesh • Written in Sumer around 3,000BCE • Written in Cuneiform on clay tablets. Gilgamesh Prediction… • What do you think this story will be about? Let’s Read it… • Go to the following website: (If you don’t type it in correctly, it will not work!) • http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/geography/st ory/sto_set.html • Independently read through the story, you have 15 minutes to complete it. • Re-tell the story to Ms. Landy Let’s Watch & Listen… • http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cf m?guidAssetId=CA8D95B3-48B5-4C57-BFCDCEDDD830072B&blnFromSearch=1&productc ode=US Think…Pair…Share How is Gilgamesh similar & different to heroes we see on TV today? Do you think Gilgamesh was really a hero? Who would you compare to Gilgamesh? Write your own Sumerian epic! • An epic is a long poem about a hero’s journey. • Write about yourself, a Sumerian hero. Tell a story about an imaginary journey! • Have fun with it, and be creative!