Women's History: Enheduanna of Mesopotamia(First Known Poet in History)

Studying ancient Mesopotamia? Looking to share with students contributions women have made in history. Enheduanna is the FIRST known poet, some say of men and women! Enheduanna’s name is also thought to be the oldest name! Edneduanna’s poetry was done in the FIRST person, something not done prior to her poetry. She also did something different, she SIGNED her work! Some nickname her “The Shakespeare of Sumerian literature” ! The reading passage also includes a Did You Know? fun fact section, a map activity, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities, vocabulary words, links and keys.

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Created: Sep 2, 2018

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