Copyright

Joan of Arc Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is a tool for helping teachers instruct elementary students about the historical and religious significance of Joan of Arc. Joan of Arc is a Roman Catholic Church saint who is honored for dying on behalf of her beliefs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on Joan of Arc, students will be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about Joan of Arc.
  • Summarize the reasons why Joan of Arc was chosen to be a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Create a timeline of Joan of Arc's life using information from multiple sources.

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.2

Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.8

Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Key Vocabulary

  • angels
  • crowned
  • heresy
  • Hundred Years' War
  • prediction
  • saint
  • sentenced
  • visions

Materials

  • Copies of quiz
  • Copies of the lesson
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Access to encyclopedias and internet sources
  • Butcher paper
  • Markers

Instructions

  • Preview vocabulary with students prior to reading the lesson.

Read Joan of Arc Lesson for Kids: Facts & Biography as a class, and discuss the following questions:

    • Why is Joan of Arc still remembered today?
    • What honor was granted to Joan of Arc after her death?
    • How old was Joan of Arc when she died?
    • What happened when Joan of Arc turned 12 years old?
    • Where did Joan of Arc live?
    • Explain the reasons behind the Hundred Years' War.
    • What did Joan of Arc's visions tell her about the war?
    • Who is Robert de Baudricourt?
    • How did Joan prove to Robert de Baudricourt that she was telling the truth?
    • How did Joan disguise herself when she met the king in Chinon?
    • What did Joan carry into battle?
    • Why was Joan put on trial?
    • How could Joan have saved herself from being executed?
    • Turn and talk: Why do you think Joan refused to deny her visions?
  • Ask if there are any questions, then give the students the lesson's printable worksheet to check for understanding.
  • Check the answers as a class.

To unlock this lesson you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Register to view this lesson

Are you a student or a teacher?

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member  Back
What teachers are saying about Study.com
Try it risk-free for 30 days

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Create an account to start this course today
Try it risk-free for 30 days!
Create an account
Support