Date: September 30, 2020
Subject: Social Studies
Topic: The Jamaican Coat of Arms
This special symbol is unique to the island of Jamaica. It is our national emblem ,the Coat of Arms. Our motto, “Out of Many One People”, is inscribed at the bottom of the Coat of Arms. This means that many people of different races and cultures have come together to form this country.
On either side of the Jamaican Coat of Arms is a male and female Taino. This symbolizes that the Tainos were the first recorded inhabitants of Jamaica. This means they were indigenous people.
The shield has a red cross and five golden pineapples . It represents the flag of England which is Jamaica’s European mother country. The Royal Helmet of the British Monarchy is at the top of the shield and a Jamaican crocodile sits on top of the Royal Helmet.
Answer the following
1. Which group of people are indigenous to Jamaica?
2. How many pineapples are on the Jamaican Coat of Arms?
3. Which animal is on the Coat of Arms?
4. Which country’s flag does the shield on the Coat of Arms represent?
5. Where on the Coat of Arms is the British Royal Helmet located?
6. What colour is the cross ?
7. What is Jamaica’s motto?
8. Where on the Jamaican Coat of Arms is the motto inscribed?