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Project Based Homeschooling: Making A Chaucer Newspaper

Great Resources to Have on Hand The Content of the Newspaper Many of these activities we did together, but C11 loves anything literary and asked if her project could focus on Chaucer rather than Da Vinci.  Of course I said yes, and together we decided that her main project could be creating a newspaper containing…

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Literature Studies: Chaucer – A Play of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale

We only do Chaucer studies once a week on a Tuesday, or at least that is the plan.  I have, as always, over estimated what we can fit in, so the children aren't getting much time to do each activity.  Sometimes that is good.  The last activity felt pressurised and therefore less enjoyable.  This activity…

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Literature Studies: Chaucer – A Retelling of a Knight’s Tale?

The first tale I chose to focus on was the Knight's Tale because it is the tale from which Shakespeare took his inspiration for 'The Two Kinsmen' and 'A Midsummer night's Dream'.  We will be studying Shakespeare for a whole year and 'A Midsummer Night's dream is my very favourite play of his, and probably…

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Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: Setting the Scene

Although traditionally Chaucer is taught to children older than 12, the Canterbury Tales are far too good to postpone, especially as I will only be studying the Middle Ages once with the older children.  Just because it is written in language which may be hard to understand doesn't mean we should be literary snobs and insist that Chaucer…

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