Dukes, Counts, Barons
Project: “Heraldry” – Create a coat of arms. Personalize it so that it represents you,
such as you are a 6th grader, Oklahoman, resident of Beaver, Duster, etc. Be able to
describe your project during the presentation on “Medieval Times” day.
Learn about the life of a “Noble” in medieval times. Share this information during the
presentation of your project.
Description - http://www.chronique.com/Kids/nobles.htm
Heraldry in the Middle Ages:
http://www.yourchildlearns.com/her_act.htm Making a coat of arms.
http://web.ceu.hu/medstud/manual/SRM/fields.htm Common Terms and Conventions
http://www.heraldicclipart.com/catalog/index1.html Free heraldry clipart
http://library.thinkquest.org/10949/hibegin.html Medieval Fiefdom
Discussion: (Answers will be written as an essay (5 paragraph minimum) and turned
in for a grade.) Be sure to document your sources!
1. How did coats of arms and other insignia representing individuals and families start?
Why? How is a family coat of arms like a rancher’s brand?
2. Describe a typical day in the life of a medieval noble man (lord).
What were his duties?
3. How did he dress?
4. What was his status in medieval society?