I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 12, Sem. 1
We started class with our vocabulary quiz, and then students read independently while waiting for others to finish. Once everyone had finished the quiz and had time to read, we reviewed/graded the quizzes before turning to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Student groups divided up to read two flood stories, the one in Gilgamesh and the story of Noah and the Flood (also in the textbook). They took notes on four areas of comparison between the stories: the motivation of the gods in sending the flood, the number archetypes (symbols), the order and types of birds, and the actions of the gods after the flood. Once finished, students shared at their own tables about the similarities and differences bewteen the myths -- we will continue this tomorrow as needed.
Homework: Finish reading and noting answers to questions about the flood story you volunteered to read. Finish illustrations based on the imagery from the text describing the Man-Bird, the House of Dust, the Scorpions and their Home, and the Garden of the Gods.
Allison Houck, MAT