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Ch 3: Middle Ages Literature: Tutoring Solution

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The Middle Ages Literature chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about Middle Ages literature. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the essentials of Middle Ages literature required in a typical introductory humanities course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other humanities work.
  • Identify the Middle Ages literature concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our introductory humanities tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Middle Ages literature and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, The Knight's Tale and The Miller's Tale, or Beowulf or any other Middle Ages literature topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their humanities learning
  • Prefer learning humanities visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Middle Ages Literature unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in humanities
  • Don't have access to their humanities teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning Middle Ages literature simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live humanities tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about Middle Ages literature on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Study the storyline, characters and Old English of Beowulf.
  • Analyze the major works of Chaucer.
  • Discuss the characters and structure of The Canterbury Tales.
  • Explore chivalry through The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale.
  • Describe the plot of the Miller's Tale.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Middle Ages Literature: Tutoring Solution
Beowulf: Story, Characters, and Old English

1. Beowulf: Story, Characters, and Old English

In this lesson, we'll take a look at the Old English epic, Beowulf. We'll explore what happens, how it's written and why it has such a lasting legacy.

Introduction to Chaucer: Middle English and the Canterbury Tales

2. Introduction to Chaucer: Middle English and the Canterbury Tales

In this lesson, we'll introduce medieval writer Geoffrey Chaucer. We'll take a look at his life, his most famous works, including 'The Canterbury Tales,' and we'll spend some time learning how to read Middle English.

The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

3. The Canterbury Tales General Prologue: Style, Structure, and Characters

In this lesson, we'll go over the General Prologue to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. We'll take a look at some of the most interesting pilgrims and establish the frame narrative for the rest of the work.

The Miller's Tale: Chaucer's Fabulous Fabliau

4. The Miller's Tale: Chaucer's Fabulous Fabliau

In this lesson we'll talk about the medieval genre of fabliau, which is full of wonderfully low-brow humor. We'll also discuss the plot of the Miller's Tale, a fabliau about a carpenter and his straying wife.

The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance

5. The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale: Two Approaches to Chivalric Romance

In this lesson, we'll outline some of the key features of the medieval genre of chivalric romance. Then we'll talk about two very different tales that are examples of this genre: The Knight's Tale and the Wife of Bath's Tale.

What Is an Illuminated Manuscript?

6. What Is an Illuminated Manuscript?

Explore the history and techniques behind the illuminated manuscript, and test your understanding of art history, the middle ages, and artistic production.

Who Is Robin Hood? - Legend & Legacy

7. Who Is Robin Hood? - Legend & Legacy

Tales of Robin Hood are just as popular today as they were over 800 years ago. In this lesson, we'll take a look at both the legend and the legacy of England's most famous outlaw.

Who Was Lancelot? - Character & Stories

8. Who Was Lancelot? - Character & Stories

Lancelot is one of the most popular knights in King Arthur's Court. He is considered to be a skilled knight but is also flawed in personality. Learn more about the legend of Lancelot and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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