AP Prep English 9

Unit 1 - The Epic of Gilgamesh and Stories of the great Flood


  • Cite strong evidence to support analysis of what the text says.
  • Determine themes and analyze their development.
  • Analyze impact of author choices.
  • This unit covers some of the earliest recorded human writings.


  • The Gilgamesh Epic
  • Flood narratives from the Judeo-Christian and Greek and Aztek cultures

    Major Thematic topics:

  • Mankind’s quest for immortality
  • Mythology to explain surroundings
  • Transition from oral to recorded history