About This Chapter
Medieval Literature Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary
If you need to plan a unit on medieval literature, use this teacher resource chapter to make your lesson planning process simple and convenient. Inside, you'll find comprehensive lesson plan outlines on the following medieval literature topics:
- Geoffrey Chaucer
- The General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales
The chapter also includes topical lessons that cover concepts like Beowulf characters, the characteristics of Old English, Chaucer's most important literary works and more. You can share these lessons with your students before a class lecture, or they can be used to prompt class discussions.
How It Helps
- Lesson planning: Helps you plan informative medieval literature lessons on any computer or mobile device.
- Additional resources: Provides additional literature resources that you can use in the classroom.
- Student engagement: Offers supplemental lessons that help your students have fun while learning about medieval literature.
How It Works
This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan resources with relevant tools to make planning medieval literature lessons easy.
- Use lesson plan outlines for specific medieval literature topics you want to cover in class.
- Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
- Share the related medieval literature lessons with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
- Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important medieval literature concepts from the lessons.
- Engage your students with relevant medieval literature activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.
1. Beowulf Lesson Plan
This lesson plan gives you the tools needed to create an engaging lesson on the epic poem 'Beowulf. Access a video lesson, review with students the literary elements present in the piece of work, and have them develop their own hero as well as poem to help them appreciate the impact of ''Beowulf''. Related lessons and activities are suggested, as well.
2. 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.
3. Canterbury Tales General Prologue Lesson Plan
Teach your students about the General Prologue to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson, do activities to familiarize themselves with characters, and take a quiz.
4. Geoffrey Chaucer Lesson Plan
This lesson plan explores the life and famous work of Geoffrey Chaucer through the development of a timeline. Students research his works and contemporary events to more fully understand the time in which he lived.
5. Geoffrey Chaucer: Biography & Works
Geoffrey Chaucer was one of the first English poets. He wrote a number of poems and stories of which 'The Canterbury Tales' is most famous. Learn more about Chaucer's life, his works, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. Dante's Inferno Project Ideas
Dante's ''Inferno'' is on the reading list of many classrooms, and for good reason. These projects can help your students deal with the themes and ideas of the ''Inferno'' in creative and analytical ways.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Literature Resources for Teachers course
- French Literature Lesson Plans
- German Literature Lesson Plans
- World Literature Lesson Plans
- Classic British Literature Lesson Plans
- Modern British Literature Lesson Plans & Resources
- Teaching Science Fiction Books & Stories
- Teaching Holocaust Literature Lesson Plans
- Gallery Walk & Literature Circle Activities