Lesson 1 (from Book I)
As a means of explaining the world around them, the medieval scholars created some Mythological creatures with great powers. This is shown in Book I as Chaucer calls on Greek Gods to help him, and a festival is held in honor of the gods. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of those mythological creatures and legends; and to explore why they would have been so important to medieval scholars.
1) Theme Introduction Activity and Discussion: Write the word, "Mythology" on the board in large letters. Have the students each write what they think that term entails. Have each student read their definition. Work with the class to create a definition of that word that they can all agree upon. Discuss how all the different ideas can be used for the same term. What is the meaning of "Mythology"? How does...
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