Monday, September 9
*The Old Stone Age
*The New Stone Age; Rise of Civilizations
*Homework: Using the Haiku site, post a reply to the discussion question listed on the site. Your post is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 10
*Finish the Rise of Civilizations
*Homework: Read, outline Chapter 2, Section 1 to “Sumerian Culture”
Wednesday/Thursday September 11/12
*Open Notes Reading Quiz
*Hammurabi’s Law Exercise
*Homework: Read the excerpt from Epic of Gilgamesh, answer the following questions.
- What was the fate of the dead as revealed in Enkidu’s dream?
- What advice did the goddess Siduri offer Gilgamesh?
- Do you think this is a pessimistic text; if so, why; if not, why not?
Friday, September 13
*Discussion of The Epic of Gilgamesh
*Introduction to Egypt
*Homework: Read, outline, Chapter 2, Section 2 from “Egypt unites…” to “Egyptian Culture.”