Whether we realize it or not, our lives are represented by icons and images. We have school mascots, state and national symbols, and even family crests. This lesson will engage students in in-depth research in the meaning behind symbols in the students’ school, state, and country. Students will use the information gained through research and through the process of gaining empathy to design a class symbol, representing the values and character of the class.
1. Know what symbols and objects represent groups and geographical areas
2. Understand and connect how images create a representation of character and values
3. Be able to research with grade level resources and design products based on consumer input