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Slides for Class

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Prep for Class

Sign up for Twitter.

Follow @helloworldciv.

Complete Twitter Activity: Participation Plan (#participlan). [The link to Twitter Activity: Participation Plan has the full instructions.]

Due: Before start of class

Grading: #participlan is not a graded assignment, though will be taken into consideration as part of the overall participation grade.

Optional Reading: 

Watch for Class

In-Class Activities

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR TWITTER? If not, please do so now. You'll need Twitter for class today!

There are designated times for tweeting throughout class (entry and exit tweets), BUT you're always welcome to tweet more frequently. I'll keep an eye on the class hashtag via Tweetdeck, so feel free to add questions, comments, links, images, interesting stuff throughout class.

Entry Tweet (to be completed on arrival in class)

  • On Twitter or via Tweetdeck, using the hashtags #hwc111 and #c03, answer one or both of the following questions:
    • What do religions/spirituality help people know in modern society?
    • What does science help people know in modern society?

Primary Source 

In your groups:

  1. Read the source (together or individually - it'll take you about 5-8 minutes out loud)
  2. Tweet any questions for clarification (i.e., "I don't understand what 'x' means"). (#c03)
  3. As a group, do your best to answer the question assigned to your group:
    1. According to this text, why does Hatshepsut have a right to rule Egypt (despite the existence of a ruler already - Thutmose III)? 
    2. This text is partly describing why Hatshepsut is a good pharaoh. What characteristics and statements in the text prove that she is a good ruler for Egypt? 
    3. How would you characterize the Egyptians' view of or relationship with their deities based on the text?  
    4. Why might Hatshepsut have distributed this story of her birth? What purpose might it serve in Egypt at the time? Think about the context I shared before we broke off for discussion. 
      • If you aren't sure - what other information about the time period would you need to answer the question?

Exit Tweet (to be completed at the end of class)

  • On Twitter or via Tweetdeck, using the hashtags #hwc111 and #c03, tell me who or what you thought was significant in today's class AND why you thought the person, thing, or idea was significant.

Comments/questions about class are welcome too! #hwc111 is always open :)

Next Class

  • Watch "Mesopotamia" Crash Course.
  • Read Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablets I, II, and IX. (It looks long and it is challenging. Give it your best shot.)
  • ALL STUDENTS: Two tweets due about Epic of Gilgamesh by the start of class (to the minute).