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Creating a family or personal crest is a good way to discuss family values or to learn about classmates
5, 6, 7
Title – Family Crests
By – Zachery Street
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Grade Level – 5-7
Time period – 60 minutes
- Plain Paper
- Colored Pencils
Lesson: Creating a family or personal crest is a good way to discuss family values or to learn about classmates.
- Have a class discussion about family crests. Explain their features and what they mean.
- Get the students to draw their own personal crest representing themselves or a family crest to represent their family. (The Family Crest looks like a shield divided into four parts.) It can include things like hobbies, family traditions, favorite school subject, favorite sport, pet, etc.
- Students may want to orally present their work. (I find it better if they present it in front of their peers.)
Homework: Get students to research their real family crests. (This is an extremely British activity so some families may not have one).