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Slides for Class

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Prep for Class

Read Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablets I and II (+ a quick video on Table XI)

Tweet your comments/questions/quotes. (You can review guidelines on the Assessments page.) Include the tags #hwc111 and #c04. Remember to retweet and quote tweets from each other.

Due: Two tweets are expected from ALL STUDENTS this time around. The deadline is the start of class.

Grading: Remember to go for quality over quantity. Don't worry too much about getting it right. Just get into it. 

Optional Reading

  • TEAIP: Chapter 1, "Mesopotamia", 13-19.

Watch for Class

Just for fun

In-Class Activities

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 #c04 answer the following question:
    • What makes a person a hero? Tweet about qualities, stories, actions...anything that defines a hero for you.

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

  • On Twitter or via Tweetdeck, using #hwc111 and #c04, tell me who or what you thought was significant in today's class AND why you thought the person, thing, or idea was significant.