Australian Curriculum Links:
- This lesson has a large amount of correlation to the ‘Personal and Social Capability’ section of the Australian Curriculum. Click here to access the information.
- Explain to your students that today we are going to create our own coat of arms that will represent everything that we feel is important to us.
- Discuss the meaning of symbols in our world (such as a stop sign meaning that we have to do something or a smile being symbolic that we are happy)
- Tell the students that we are going to create our own coat of arms with symbols that represent ‘who’ we are and ‘what’ we believe in.
- Ask for examples from the children to gauge their understanding.
- Hand out the coat of arms template (below) and allow children to start to create their own.
- Encourage detail and colour and advise that you will hang these up around the room to signify who we are as a class.
- Ask students to come back in as a whole and get them to share their coat of arms to the rest of the group.
- Encourage them to express their ideas behind why they chose the drawings / colours that are on their coat of arms.
- Anecdotal notes on listening, speaking and taking turns.
- Look for higher order thinking skills and children giving assistance to others.
- Coat of Arms Template
- Pens / Pencils / Textas