Heraldry & the Parts of a Coat of Arms The Meanings Behind the Symbols Sample Crests | Variations for One Name Heraldry Bookstore | Home. Marks of Cadency Also known as "Differences"
The Meanings Behind the SymbolsSample Crests | Variations for One NameHeraldry Bookstore | Home
Marks of CadencyAlso known as "Differences"
Used to indicate the various sons in a family, i.e.,the eldest son during the lifetime of his father bears a "Label" on his coat of arms.
There is significantly more to the design and understanding of the shield and even more to the crests themselves.
Should you want to have your students design shields themselves then be prepared to consider just how much information you want to provide them and to what degree do you want them to be historically correct.
You may want to modify the shields to have them do ones that reflect the same influences but with a more modern take on some of the aspects of the shields themselves.
As such you may want to let them substitute their own items for some of the multitude of items that can be placed on a shield. But be prepared to check for such things as gang symbols, and other non-school appropriate items snuck into the designs.
Remember that in the end it’s about what they can learn from the design process and the understanding of heraldry.
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