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?
Contrary to folklore, the potato and tobacco were never introduced as true discoveries by Sir Walter Raleigh or his explorers. These were introduced to England by Spanish traders in the 1580s.