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1. Take a look at the coat of arms of Canada that appears on the masthead of the Canada Gazette.
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What do you think the symbols contained in the coat of arms represent? In point form, record your ideas.
2. Make a list of the questions you might ask about the symbols chosen.
3. For a description of the symbols contained in the arms of Canada, visit:
What do the symbols represent about Canada?
4. On a separate page, redesign the coat of arms of Canada. You may create your own symbols, or refer to the different symbols of Canada found here:
5. Explain your choices for the new coat of arms. Why are they important? What do they say about Canada?