UPenn professor Emily Steiner suggested the following online activity for a class on Chaucer and material culture:
On-line Merchant’s Tale class: asked students to find an image of a medieval material object referenced in the tale and post it and comment on it. Worked pretty well I think for the first time #onlinelearning #medievaltwitter. pic.twitter.com/HdtuaFL8aU
— Emily Steiner (@PiersatPenn) March 24, 2020
In a follow up tweet, she explained: “I suggested three websites [for them to consult]: @metmuseum, Walters, Victoria and Albert. They first watched a powerpoint I made about medieval purses to get the idea, but that’s not necessary to do the assignment.”
Great idea! Thanks Professor Steiner!