Lesson 1 (from Pantagruel: Introduction, Dixain, Prologue and Chapters 1-9 (p. 1-74))
Pantagruel: Introduction, Dixain, Prologue and Chapters 1-9 (p. 1-74)
"Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais is a collection of five novels written in the sixteenth century describing the life and adventures of the giant Pantagruel. Francois Rabelais (1494 - 1553) was a major French Renaissance author, doctor and humanist and has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, and bawdy jokes and songs. "Gargantua and Pantagruel" is a comical satire of many aspects of education, religion and life in general. In this lesson, students are introduced to the text and will research and discuss the author Francois Rabelais.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the text and its author. "Gargantua and Pantagruel" is a collection of five novels from the sixteenth century written by the satirical author Francois Rabelais.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the...
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