Reflection: Lesson Planning Medieval Speech Contest: The General Prologue Continues (Day 2 of 3) - Section 5: Virtues and Vices in the Pilgrims: Using The Virtues Project to Analyze Character


A few years ago my district purchased The Virtues Project curriculum. When visitors come into our school, they see a screen with the week's virtue posted. For the most part, the virtues exist in the shadows, but I and some of my colleagues keep the poster listing all the virtues in our rooms. List of Virtues

At the time, a colleague with whom I taught seniors came up with the idea of using the virtues in our Canterbury Tales unit. 

We decided to use the virtues as the basis for an assignment in which students analyze character traits among the pilgrims Chaucer describes in "The General Prologue."

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Medieval Speech Contest: The General Prologue Continues (Day 2 of 3)

Unit 7: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Lesson 5 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the pilgrims' virtuous and unvirtuous character traits using the list of virtues from "The Virtues Project"

Big Idea: The Virtues Project identifies positive traits relevant to Chaucer's Pilgrims and high school students.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Fictional Literature, satire, The Borowitz Report, Canterbury Tales, The General Prologue, The Virtues Project
  50 minutes
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