Day 2

The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Gods and Men of the Knight's Tale

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will investigate the tension between pagan (classical) and Christian views of the gods and men in the Knight's Tale to address the recurring themes of Fortune, providence, and free will throughout the Tales.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1c


    Facilitate a classwide discussion of the role of the various gods and the forces of fortune, providence (divine will) and free will in the Knight's Tale. Throughout the discussion, direct and refocus student talk so that it is centered on...

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