This can be used as a fun introductory lesson on symbolism or as a beginning of the year activity for students to express who they are and decorate their new classroom. Students could also create crests to represent characters or individuals in a novel, short story, or nonfiction text.
*A crest template
*Directions for completing the crest
*The meanings of selected symbols
*A grading rubric
*Sample symbols to help students brainstorm
*Common Core (CCSS) standards
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