Crime and Punishment in Medieval Times: The Life, Trial and Execution of Joan of Arc

The lesson studies the life, trial, and execution of Joan of Arc, and examines their relation to current legal processes, demonstrating changing notions of law and how legal categories of right and wrong (as well as broader public perceptions) change over time. The lesson is intended to give students a deeper understanding of why historical events unfolded as they did. It provides a lesson on historical perspective and the evolution of legal systems and government.

Dated Added:
February 1, 2017
Published By:
Simon Fraser University. Dept. of Education. Centre for Education, Law and Society
Available in French
Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9
Legal Studies, Social Studies