Project Title: Family Crest Banner
Technology Used: Internet, Projector (for stuents that feel less secure about their art skills)
Subject and Grade Level: English 9-12 (I do this with Romeo and Juliet)
Intergrated Subject Areas Also Covered: This may be used in a World History class.
Standards: 12.2.2, 12.1.4
Suggestions: It helps students to see an example of several family crests. I usually just have them google (their last name) + family crest. I have always had several students find a ‘real’ family crest off their name. After that, we discuss what would represent their family and the symbolism behind color choices.
Materials needed: Internet (to look up brainstorming ideas), poster boards or paper, markers, any other items the students’ creativity inspires them to use to create their crest
Romeo & Juliet focuses on beliefs and the importance of standing up for your family. Your assignment is to create a family crest displaying the beliefs that your family holds dear. You need to include: ? Four beliefs or visual representations of your family ? Color that reminds you of your family (see color symbolisms below) ? Your family name (surname or mother?s maiden name) You may receive bonus points for extreme creativity, but a project that receives full credit must be presentable and able to display. You may work on it during class today, but it will have to be finished outside of class.
The project will be due on Monday, March 26.
**This project is worth 150 points so make sure you do your best work.
1. Red is universally understood as the color of danger, anger, and passion. 2. Yellow has the universal potential to convey two quite different ideas?happiness and sickliness. In western culture, it may also convey fearfulness or cowardice. 3. Blue can convey sorrow and loyalty in western culture. Universally, it is associated with eternity and serenity, probably because of associations of a blue sky. 4. Green is universally the color of life and hope because of green vegetation; in our culture it also stands for envy or jealousy. 5. Purple in western culture is the color of royalty. Both Women?s Rights and Gay/Lesbian activitists have also adopted it. 6. White is associated with both purity (US) and death (universal). 7. Black is universally associated with the unknown; culturally, with death, the fearful, and evil.