The Coat of Arms English for Teachers
The Coat of Arms What do the symbols mean? The castle represents… The lion represents… The islands represent… The five anchors represent…
What qualities are usually connected to these animals? Snail > slow Mule Bee Lion Ox Dog What may these colours symbolise? White > purity Yellow Orange Red Blue Green Brown The Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms • Let’s prepare our own coat of arms • Draw an outline of your coat of arms • Divide it into sections with lines • Choose a combination of colours • Draw an animal • Complete your coat or arms with another personal symbol that represents you
The Coat of Arms • To finish your coat of arms, write a motto under it. • Christopher Columbus’ motto was For Castilla and for León, Columbus found a new world
The Coat of Arms • To learn more about Coats of Arms and Columbus’ coat of arms, browse the following links: • Christopher Columbus • Columbus’ coat of arms • Coat of Arms • Credits: Activity taken from Hana Svecová, 2003. Cross-curricular activities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.