For this assignment, students will be creating a own personal coat of arms based on their hobbies, personality, goals, and family. They will be provided with a shield that is divided into four segments. The directions tell them what to include in each segment.
Once you have created students coat of arms, they will write a few paragraphs explaining the key points of their design and why they chose to create it like this.
I use this assignment at the beginning of the school year to get to know my students, but it is one that can be used any time of the year!