Syllabus, September 10-14

Monday, September 10

*The Old Stone Age

*The New Stone Age; Rise of Civilizations

*Homework: Using the information in the textbook, Chapter 1, Section 2 until “Villages grow and prosper”, answer the following two questions:

1.     Which advantages did domestication of animals offer Neolithic people?

2.     How did the development of agriculture lead to the establishment of villages?

Tuesday, September 11

*Finish the Rise of Civilizations

*Homework: Read, outline Chapter 2, Section 1 to “Sumerian Culture”

Wednesday/Thursday September 12/13

*Open Notes Reading Quiz


*Hammurabi’s Law Exercise

*Homework: Read the excerpt from The Epic of Gilgamesh, answer the following questions. You can access the the document here

  1. What was the fate of the dead as revealed in Enkidu’s dream?
  2. What advice did the goddess Siduri offer Gilgamesh?
  3. Do you think this is a pessimistic text; if so, why; if not, why not?

Friday, September 14

*Discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh

*Introduction to Egypt

*Homework: Read, outline, Chapter 2, Section 2 from “Egypt unites…” to “Egyptian Culture.”


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