Name:_____________________________________Per:________Date:______________ Canterbury Tales Webquest Directions: You are going to research background information about Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales. Please visit the websites below and answer the corresponding questions. Geoffrey Chaucer http://www.online-literature.com/chaucer/ 1. What kind of writer was he? 2. What were the years of his birth and death? 3. Where was he from? 4. What does The Canterbury Tales depict? Definitions http://www.merriam-webster.com/ 1.What is a pilgrimage? 2.Define prologue. Geography http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Canterbury,-England 1.Where is Canterbury? 2.What famous event happened there? 3.What are the goals of the many people who travel there on pilgrimages? The Canterbury Tales http://www.librarius.com/cantales.htm 1.When was The Canterbury Tales written? In what language was it written? 2.What is it about? 3.What happens in “The Prologue”? “The Three Estates” http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl430/estates.html 1.What is an “estate”? 1st = 2nd = 3rd= 2.How were women categorized? The Black Death http://the-orb.net/textbooks/nelson/black_death.html 1.What was the Black Death?