Day 1

Everyman: Morality Play Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Sins of the Forefathers

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    to understand the role of sin in medieval society as opposed to ours

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9.4

    Structure:

    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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