Teaching the Hundred Year's War

After giving the history, I like making this story come to life with the following:

3. Read selections from Willard Trask's compilation Joan of Arc: In Her Own Words. This gives the straight story--simple transcription from our surviving records.

4. Show Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski. I forgot how well this film tells her story. It is engaging and accessible for a young audience, and fairly historically accurate. Also, I like how it casually references many of the historical and cultural items we have already studied--it wonderfully ties up our course.

5. Play Capture-the-Flag with England & France as the sides (and wave wonderful flags).



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