History Lesson 4 - Comparing myths (3 days)

Assignment

  • Read the biblical story of Noah. You can copy this into Natural Reader and have it read it to you if you want.
  • Read the Epic of Gilgamesh. You can copy this into Natural Reader and have it read it to you if you want. The Epic of Gilgamesh is a poem that was written on tablets in ancient Sumer.

Assignment: Write mom an email with the subject line of "History Lesson 4 - Comparing myths (3 days)" and answer these questions:

  • What happened in the Epic of Gilgamesh?
  • What does the story of Gilgamesh tell you about the Sumerian religion, their gods, and their beliefs?
  • Does the story of Gilgamesh sound like any other story you've heard?
  • What happened in the biblical story of Noah?
  • What are some differences between Noah and Gilgamesh?
  • Why do you think the two different cultures had such similar stories?

 

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