Qt2 Wk1: Oct 17-21

Oct 17
 
Objectives
Examine "The Wife of Bath's Tale" for social and moral commentary on the role of women.
 
Bellwork
How can one's personal wealth change one's social or legal status?
 
Activities
1)  Discussion on widows, wealth, and power in medieval English society.
2)  Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" in British Literature, pages 134-148.
3)  Answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 on p. 149. These questions are DUE on Wednesday.
 
 
 
Oct 18
 
Objectives
Practice Socratic dialogue.
Review the plot summary of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
Create study questions from England in the Middle Ages seminar.
 
Bellwork
List the plot sequence of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
 
Activities
1) Practice Socratic dialogue by reviewing the plot sequence of "The Wife of Bath's Tale."
 
2)  In groups, create study questions based off the lecture given by Principal Thompson. You must create six questions total - 2 easy, 2 medium, and 2 difficult. Of the six questions, two must be either short answer or essay prompts, and two must make a connection between the literature and the historical context.
 
 
Oct 19
 
Objective
Engage in a Socratic dialogue on the changes in gender roles.
 
Bellwork
What, if anything, has changed in attitudes toward women and gender roles? Is it harder to be a woman or a man?
 
Activities
1)  Socratic dialogue on the following topic:  How men and women relate or should relate to each other; What women want; Who has it harder, men or women.
 
2) Students will take notes and respond in writing during the Socratic dialogue. These notes and responses are DUE at the end of class.
 
 
Oct 20
 
Objective
Find and evaluate direct and indirect characterization in The Canterbury Tales.
 
Bellwork
Read "Literary Element" on p. 124 in British Literature. Write down and explain one example of direct characterization and one example of indirect characterization for your Canterbury pilgrim.
 
Activities
1)  Identify one direct and one indirect characterization for at least four of the pilgrims listed below.
2) Explain the tone of each charactreization. Decide if each is poistive, negative, or neutral in tone, and justify the claim.
 
Pardoner
Wife of Bath
Cleric
Miller
Nun
Plowman
Any other single character
 
 
 
 
 
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Tracy Alexander,
Oct 17, 2011, 2:00 PM
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