Thursday, June 14, 2012
Heraldry Education on the Internet
The National Library of Ireland, in conjunction with an exhibition, has created and placed on-line an Educational Resource Pack for teachers entitled “Design Your Own Coat of Arms.” Using the Resource Pack, teachers can recap what their students learned in the exhibition and then have them (the students) create their own coat of arms. The Pack is short, only seven pages, but includes a blank motto scroll and blank shield to fill in.
It is certainly not comprehensive (I did note that it was only seven pages, didn’t I?), but could be a fun activity for pre-teenagers who are learning about heraldry for the first time.
The Educational Resource Pack can be found on-line at: www.nli.ie/heraldry_site/DesignyourownCoatofArms.pdf