Junior Ranger Worksheet - Part 2
Design Your Own Coat of Arms
Coats of Arms were originally designed as a method of personal recognition. During the days of knights, it was impossible to tell friend from foe because the warrior's face was covered with armor. To solve this problem, each knight began wearing a "coat" over his armor so that his friends might recognize him. These coats were often bold and beautiful and displayed elements from the individual's life of which he was particularly proud.
When you design your Coat of Arms, embellish it with things you enjoy (if you like to read — include a book; if you like baseball — include a ball and bat; you get the idea.) Make it bold and beautiful so that all may know you.
Did You Know?
Wright Brothers National Memorial, the location where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew the first successful powered flights on December 17, 1903, is located only a few miles northeast of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. More...