Exercises & Activities
Where Are They Now? The Canterbury Pilgrims
Students will create "future" versions of the pilgrims from The General Prologue using textual details as a basis for their interpretations. I got the idea when thinking about VH1's "Where are they now?" show, and I feel it can easily be applied to Chaucer's pilgrims after their journey has ended.
Students must use critical reading and thinking skills, clear written and verbal organization, and they can (where resources exist) use technology to film their sketches/interviews. A follow-up debate can be held where the class determines which groups had the most plausible future representations based upon Chaucer's writing.
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