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Study of the Pastoral: The Canterbury Tales

Study of the Pastoral: The Canterbury Tales

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Take historical research and apply it to the study of a short piece of literature.
  2. Take this historical understanding and apply the same themes to modern day.

Students will take a common theme in literature and apply it to their own writing.  Students will use history as a backdrop for study of The Canterbury Tales.

Length of time needed: 2 class periods

This lesson was written by Stephanie Hicks.

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Lesson Plan

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Source: Stephanie Hicks

Handouts and Materials

The following files can be downloaded to your computer:

Lesson Plan (Word document)

Courtly Love Article (Word document)

Pastoral Poetry Article (Word document)

Sample Detail Pull - The Late Medieval Church (PDF document)


The Canterbury Tales

Source: Stephanie Hicks