Surnames: Create Your Own Shield and Discover the Meaning Behind Your Last Name
In this sixty minute class students will learn where surnames or last names originated from and how they are formed. They will have the opportunity to look up the meaning behind their own surname and dig deeper into their history.
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This sixty minute class will be divided into two parts. In part one, students will be learning about the origin and meanings behind surnames or last names. Students will then be directed to research their own last name using specific credible websites I have provided. As the students research their last name, they will be filling out a worksheet that helps them learn the meaning, origin, and various spellings of their last name. The second part of the lesson will focus on family...
Students will learn the meaning and the historical origins of surnames and family crests. They will also learn about the origin and meaning of their own surname.
There will be no homework required for this course. If students do not finish their coat of arms in class they are more than welcome to finish on their own after the class is over.
3 files available upon enrollmentI will be providing a surname worksheet that students will be asked to download. They can complete it digitally or print it out on paper. I will also be providing a coat of arms template. I would suggest printing this off as students like to draw their coat of arms and then use colored pencils to add color. I would suggest downloading these two items prior to class. Other materials that may be used would be colored pencils to color the coat of arms and scissors to cut out template when finished. An optional suggestion that I think makes the coat of arms look complete, is a piece of construction paper and glue to attach the coat of arms to the piece of construction paper.
There will be one worksheet students will fill out to guide their research of their last name. At the end students will be creating their own coat of arms. Their final design will show the parent and I what the student was able to learn and how they have taken that material and made their own piece of history.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This material is appropriate for all ages.
I will be providing a surname worksheet that students will be asked to download. They can complete it digitally or print it out on paper. I will also be providing a coat of arms template. I would suggest downloading these two items prior to class. We will also be using various credible websites to conduct research and a pdf guide on the meanings of crest symbols.
Cheryl ThornhillHistory Enthusiast and Writer (7-12th grade certified)
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Cheryl has spent the last seven years teaching in a high school setting. She has taught Honors and AP World History. She has spent many hours helping students become better writers and have helped prepare them for the AP exam. She has experience...