Today we’re going to begin reading The Epic of Gilgamesh.
First, I read a short introduction to the work from the New American Scholar. We worked on our listening skills and on our note-taking skills by writing down key points as we listened.
Second, I handed out a chart which outlines the traditional steps in the Hero’s Journey as defined by Joseph Campbell.
Third, we discussed basic strategies for annotating a work (QCOP: Questions & Quotes, Connections, Observations, & Predictions).
Fourth, we began reading & annotating The Epic of Gilgamesh.
HW: You must read & annotate The Prologue & Chapter 1. These chapters are the first 5 pages of the reading packet. Your annotations should be substantial and consistent.