Gilgamesh Script-Stories (Digital Class Set)
About Digital Class Sets: This download is perfect for teachers who use a digital classroom platform such as Google Classroom or Canvas! This download includes all of the following:
- A digital copy of the original textbook
- Individual digital copies of each script-story and activity for posting online
- Digital sharing rights for a single teacher
Note: This download is a ZIP file. Please double-check that your operating system can unzip this type of file before you purchase it. To prevent piracy all documents are protected with the same easy-to-remember password.
For the regular digital version of the textbook, click here.
Description: Introduce your students to the granddaddy of all epic heroes, Gilgamesh the warrior-king of Uruk. Bring The Epic of Gilgamesh, the world’s oldest known epic poem, to life with three student-friendly Reader’s Theater script-stories. Follow Gilgamesh as he develops from a cruel tyrant to a wise ruler through his adventures with his friend, Enkidu. Relive Gilgamesh’s epic feats—facing down Humbaba the giant protector of the cedar forest, taming the Bull of Heaven, resisting Ishtar the goddess of love and beauty, and journeying afar in search of immortality.
The Epic of Gilgamesh not only has timeless themes and exciting action, but it also gives insight into ancient Sumerian culture and increases knowledge of epic poems, epic heroes, and storytelling patterns like Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. This makes it suitable for use in the English-Language Arts or History-Social Studies classroom.
Each script-story comes with a 2-page teacher guide, complete with relevant background information, a story summary, name pronunciation guide, and instructions for using the story to teach important terms. This 42-page PDF download includes all three Gilgamesh script-stories. For a free preview of this story click here.