• Dogwoods in bloom during the spring

    Fort Raleigh

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Junior Ranger Worksheet - Part 2

Design Your Own Coat of Arms

 
Coats of Arms

Examples of Coats 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.

 
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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.

Click here for a hint and inspiration.

 

Did You Know?

De Bry's engravings of Indian chiefs

Roanoke Island has two towns, Manteo and Wanchese, both named after the native Algonquian Indians that were introduced in England.