The Hundred Years' War Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov
This lesson plan gives you various discussion topics, questions, a quiz, and an activity that will help students better understand the Hundred Years' War.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this lesson, students should have the knowledge necessary to:

  • identify the nations involved in the Hundred Years' War
  • explain what led to the Hundred Years' War
  • outline the major battles that took place during the Hundred Years' War as well as their outcome and importance
  • understand how various weaponry and terrain influenced the outcome of the Hundred Years' War


60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


  • Pasteboard
  • Internet access for research

Key Vocabulary

  • Hundred Years' War
  • Battle of Crecy
  • Battle of Poitiers
  • Battle of Agincourt
  • Battle of Castillon
  • Siege of Orleans
  • Joan of Arc
  • Longbow

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