Dawsonian Pilgrimage (Modern Day Style) - Due Monday, March 8, 2020
Poetry Project - Due Friday, March 12, 2020
Complete Study Guide Packet for Canterbury Tales (This Study Guide Packet contains the following:)
- A Knight's Tale film questions
- Geoffrey Chaucer Author's Background questions
- Prologue questions
- Pardoner's Tale questions
The Prologue from Canterbury Tales (Full Glencoe Book Reading)
The Pardoner's Tale (Full Glencoe Book Reading)
Canterbury Tales with modern day side notes This reading has some excellent side notes on the pilgrim themselves and why Chaucer may have placed some information in the prologue the way he did.
You can handwrite or type. The choice is yours.
However, if you type your font must be in a Middle Age type font.
The example provided on page 3 of your rubric is a good indication or sample of what your prologue, pilgrim and description should look like. However, I realize you may not be able to fit your tale on the front of the page of your presentation.
You can do the following . . .
You can out the tale on the back of your paper if you need too.
You can begin the tale on the front part of your paper and move some of it to the backside of your paper.
You will be provided a bull horn and will tell your tale through the bull horn for everyone to hear.
You can if you want to. I strongly encourage you to dress the part because this would be fun and it would add to the overall theme of the modern day pilgrimage we will be having during this time.
You can either dress as the original pilgrim or the one you have brought up to modern times. The choice is up to you.
Also, you can bring your items up and change into you part because I cannot be sure what day you will actually present but at least by having your items ready you can be prepared immediately for your presentation.
NO! We are going out to the front of the school, weather permitting, and just having tales being told of our pilgrims. If we intended on having a real destination somewhere - it would have been an agreed upon destination created at the beginning of this project.
This is a just a re-enactment of a traveling pilgrimage but in moderm terms. No church visits will be implemented. SMH!
Dark humor is allowed but anything inappropriate must be in the form of euphemisms or metaphors so that your audience can interpret what you mean. If you say out loud the true specifics of information - points will be deducted. Basically, a large amount of points will be deducted. This is a school environment and we must keep it clean. I realize Chaucer's background but - KEEP IT CLEAN, PEOPLE!!!!
The Prologue has to rhyme but your tale does not.
If both your tale and prologue rhyme, I will provide extra bonus points. Not sure how much though but I will provide something. :)
Your Prologue must be about your Pilgrim you signed up for.
It has to be ten lines only! Now if you go over ten lines that is okay but it cannot be more than 15 lines if you have to write a tale as well.
The only exceptions for the amount of lines in the prologue are the following pilgrims:
The Knight - is optional. Chaucer gives him an introduction in Chaucer's Prologue but he does not have a prologue in his own tale. He merely wants to tell a tale and move on. He is extremely humble and does not want to brag about himself in any manner at all. Again, you have a prologue if you want but it is not necessary. This tale still has to add up to four minutes of speaking.
The Second Nun and Three Priests - only has two lines in Chaucer's Prologue. Therefore, you can have two lines only in your prologue but you will have to make up the remaining eight lines in your tale of the second nun and three priests. This still has to add up to 4 minutes of speaking.
The Guildmen - only have the information presented in Chaucer's Prologue but they do not have a Prologue or a tale. Therefore, your presentation must be a prologue of lines that resemble a 4 minute prologue that rhymes.
Yes, outside either in the front of the school or in the parking lot area between the school and the baseball fields.
If it rains, we will be in one of the LGI's or our classroom.
A suggestion would be to bring a foldable lawn chair, some bottled water and if you want to bring a snack for yourself or others that would be ideal too.