The Canterbury Tales Lesson Plans
by Geoffrey Chaucer

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  • The Canterbury Tales eNotes Lesson Plan

    Lesson Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify the historical importance of The Canterbury Tales as a societal portrait of Chaucer’s time; identify and describe the characters introduced in the Prologue and discuss the social hierarchy they illustrate; describe the stories-within-a-story framing narrative of The...

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  • The Canterbury Tales Themes Lesson Plan

    The Role of Fate and Free Will: This lesson plan focuses on the theme of fate vs. free will in “The Knight’s Tale.” Students will closely examine the different conversations between the main characters and their respective gods—Venus, Mars, and Diana—to evaluate how the text explores the tension between fate...

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