This was a fun mid-unit activity that I used during a standardized testing day as it was light, but still connected to the unit. I used it in a Medieval Times (Middle Ages) unit, but can also connect to an Ancient Rome unit. It can be spread over just one class, or over two depending on the time you have and how independent you want the work to be. I had my students read the passage on the first day with a partner, answer the questions independently, and then brainstorm their own coat of arms for their exit ticket. On the second day, they were then allowed to create their coat of arms. Their exit ticket was just to write about the significance of their coat of arms. They loved presenting their finished work, and it was great as a bulletin board display as well! It was also very helpful for me to model creating a Coat of Arms to show how to go about choosing what goes on the shield (i.e. I helped my mom bring in the groceries every week so I am choosing black for being dependable) and then how to get creative with the different colors and symbols. Enjoy!