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Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales

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Here are all of the handouts you will need for our Canterbury Tales unit.

Canterbury Tales File Downloads from Class:
1) Background Notes:
2) Medieval Literary Notes:
3) Prologue Handout (Knight- Friar):
4) Pilgrim Poster:
5) Personal/Class Prologue Entry:
6) Pardoner's Tale:
7) Nun's Priest's Tale:
8) Canterbury Tale's Study Guide:

Other Helpful Links:
  • Sir Thomas Beckett:
  • Geoffrey Chaucer:


Class Prologue Project:
Explanation...


*Interested in other tales with modern translations?




THE RAP CANTERBURY TALES
Pardoner's Tale Video



*This is a YOUTUBE file, so you may have to watch from home. Sorry! It's definitely worth it though!

LISTEN TO IT NOW!
This video is a modern rendition podcast based on Chaucer's "Pardoner's Tale." The rap was written and recorded by Baba Brinkman as a tribute to Chaucer's talent as a Medieval rap star. The podcast is accompanied by graffiti-style illustrations of the tale like the ones shown below.
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WANT MORE OF BABA?
RAP CANTERBURY TALES!
You like rap? Chaucer could be considered one of the original rapstars! As a tribute to Chaucer's talent, Baba Brinkman set out to create his own "Rap Canterbury Tales." On his website, you can listen to rap versions of the tales, rhymes based on themes and information about the time period, and browse through personal illustrations/artwork.
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