Heritage Shield Project

Creating the heritage shield

Today in class you will be creating your heritage shield. You will need your reading journal for notes or drawings.

Research your last name

Look up your last name and read the history using the following site. Take note of any symbols. I loaded mine as an example. In the top left corner simply type in your last name. Leave the first name blank.


Heraldry symbols, colors, and lines

As you noticed, shields and coat of arms use various heraldry symbols and designs to represent different meaning meaning. Check out the following sites for symbols and their meanings. Pay attention to what the different colors represent. Notice how differing lines can alter meaning. Use your journal to take notes or drawings.



Check out the pictures for more ideas.


"coat of arms". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 16 May. 2016