This is a fun project that I created for the end of the school year. The topic is the Middle Ages. Students basically pick a historical figure from the middle ages, research that person and then use information and directions included in this assignment to design and to paint a coat of arms. The time can vary depending on how large the painting is, and my 7th graders took the last 2 90 minute periods to complete the assignment. I have included directions, examples, a symbols key, and student examples. It is a fun way to keep kids engaged. Tags... Middle ages, Medieval, Feudalism, Kings, Knights, Coats of Arms, Flags, Shields, art, drawing, painting, research, history, world studies, end of year, fun.