Sins of the Forefathers
Kind of Activity:
to understand the role of sin in medieval society as opposed to ours
Common Core Standards:
Initiate a classwide discussion of the seven deadly sins as they existed at the time of Everyman: Anger, sloth, lust, greed, gluttony, envy, and pride.
Begin by introducing students to the origin of the concept of mortal, or "deadly," sin in Catholic moral thought. You can find a modern definition in the Catechism of the Catholic church.
Divide students into seven (or fourteen) groups and assign each group to one of the deadly sins. Each...
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