Chaucer, Greed And The Environment


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Chaucer, Greed And The Environment

  1. 1. Chaucer, Greed and the Environment
  2. 2. Starter Activity <ul><li>How Greedy are you? </li></ul><ul><li>Open up the document called Greed Survey to assess how greedy you are </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lesson Aims <ul><li>To understand the concept of greed as explained in the work of Chaucer </li></ul><ul><li>To evaluate the Christian attitudes to greed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Citizenship Criteria Covered in this lesson <ul><li>2a, b and c Developing skills of enquiry and communication </li></ul><ul><li>3a Using imagination to consider the views of others </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task One <ul><li>Read through the story called ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’ </li></ul><ul><li>On the worksheet, identify then explain any example of greed that you see. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a note of the main characters and key developments in the story </li></ul>
  6. 6. Task Two <ul><li>In order to show that you have fully understood the story and to show that some people today are just the same as people were in Chaucer’s time you are going to re-write the story in a modern day setting but it is not simply the case that you change the names </li></ul>
  7. 7. To Re-Write the Story follow these seven stages: <ul><li>Begin with a description of where you are going to set your story, like a town or city </li></ul><ul><li>Then describe a modern place like a pub for example with everything that you might find there today </li></ul><ul><li>Now introduce your three characters. Would they be young men? What sort of young men? Would they be young women? Or young men and young women? How would they be dressed? How would they behave? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>4. Next describe the situation that your three characters are in at the start of your story. Are they misbehaving? </li></ul><ul><li>5. Then begin to describe what happens to lead them to a meeting like the one with the old man in ‘The Pardoner’s Tale’. Will it be an old man in your story? </li></ul><ul><li>6. Now describe what happens after the meeting. Do they go on a search? What for? </li></ul><ul><li>7. Finally invent an ending which punishes the three characters for their bad behaviour </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plenary <ul><li>Based on the survey you did at the start of the lesson and other experiences which of the characters are you most like / not like and why </li></ul>
  10. 10. Chaucer, Greed and the Environment Starter: Without looking at last lessons work explain the key features of The Pardoners Tale
  11. 11. Lesson Aims <ul><li>To evaluate the characters in The Pardoners Tale against Christian teaching </li></ul><ul><li>To comment on the link between Greed and the environment </li></ul>
  12. 12. Task One <ul><li>Open up the document entitled “Christian views on Greed” </li></ul><ul><li>You need to work through the worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>It is asking you to explain the Christian ideas on greed and judge the characters from the story against them </li></ul><ul><li>It is also asking you to explain how Christians should / should not treat the environment </li></ul>
  13. 13. Drama / Plenary <ul><li>The characters from the story are to be judged by God to decide whether they enter heaven or not </li></ul><ul><li>Each one must explain what he did and then </li></ul><ul><li>God must pass judgement and explain why they are being let in / not let in to heaven </li></ul>
  14. 14. Homework <ul><li>Evaluate the Christian ideas on greed. </li></ul><ul><li>Is greed one of the major reasons why people mistreat the environment? Use examples to support your opinions. </li></ul>