Joan of Arc Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students who Joan of Arc was, what her role in the Hundred Years' War was, and how she became a legend. Students will watch an engaging video lesson outlining key ideas about Joan of Arc, use guided questions for study, and apply learning to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define who Joan of Arc was
  • outline Joan of Arc's role in the Hundred Years' War
  • discuss elements of the Hundred Years' War and Joan of Arc's trial


  • 1 - 1.5 hours


  • Access to technology
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student

Key Vocabulary

  • Hundred Years' War
  • Battle at Patay

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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