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ERIC Number: EJ987764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Creative Copper Crests
Knab, Thomas
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v111 n4 p32-33 Dec 2011
In this article, the author discusses how to create an art activity that would link the computer-created business cards of fourth-grade students with an upcoming school-wide medieval event. Creating family crests from copper foil would be a great connection, since they, like business cards, are an individual's way to identify themselves to others. The initial step was to show that the family crest was a way of identifying oneself in medieval times in much the same way as people today do with business cards. The author introduced students to the idea of symbolism and how symbols could represent them. They looked at religious, national, zodiacal, and cultural symbols for inclusion on the crest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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