With everything that we have to teach in a school year, an interdisciplinary project makes sense. This project meets criteria for Social Studies, Arts and Language Arts!
This is a great resource to teach your students about coat of arms and is perfect for your Medieval Times unit. It includes a handout that explains the purpose of a coat of arms. The assignment is laid out into 7 simple steps. Students will create a coat of arms using animals, symbols, colors and a motto that represent themselves or their family. A small image and meaning is included with each animal, symbol and color. Students can choose from 2 different shield shapes. Finally, they will write a short paragraph to explain their choices. The coat of arms for Ontario is included in the handouts as an example, however, students may benefit from seeing a variety of examples that can easily be
found on the Internet.
Included with this activity are student handouts, worksheets and a rubric for assessment.
Also available in French!
Construction d’un château medieval – Build a Castle Project and Presentation in French
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