Crime and Punishment in Medieval times: The Life, Trial and execution of Joan of Arc
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Human rights, Legal literacy
Curriculum – general, Lesson plan

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. (2018 update reflects the new BC Curriculum)


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