Eagle’s Nest Symbol

We will be designing a T-Shirt with the help of the people at ELPIS:

“Elpis Enterprises (Elpis is Greek for Hope) is a Saint Paul-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides job training, work experience and job placement for homeless or precariously-housed young people ages 16-23.”


Who are we? What does the Eagle mean to you? What other symbols do you hold dear?

Peace ? Truth ? Hard Work?


What values do you stand for as a member of Eagle’s Nest? Should we have a motto such as “veritas” (Truth) or “e Pluribus Unum” (Out of Many One) ?


Pluribus is related to the English word: “plural.”
Unum is related to the English word: “unit.”

E Pluribus Unum describes an action: Many uniting into one. An accurate translation of the motto is “From Many, One” or Out of Many, One” – a phrase that captures the symbolism on the shield.


These are all questions we will explore during the last 6 weeks of school as we design a classroom symbol, flag, and , ultimately, a classroom T-Shirt.

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Historical facts:

  1. “Eagles figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe. In most Native cultures, eagles are considered medicine birds with impressive magical powers, and play a major role in the religious ceremonies of many tribes. “
  2. “E pluribus unum is the motto suggested by the committee Congress appointed on July 4, 1776 to design “a seal for the United States of America.” The below sketch of their design accompanied a detailed description of their idea for the new nation’s official emblem.”



USA history of the Eagle:

  1. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/bald-eagle.html
  2. http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/
  3. http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-or-officially-designated-item/state-bird/american-bald-eagle
  4. http://www.factmonster.com/us/history/symbols-united-states.html
  5. http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-eagles/

World History of the Eagle:

  1. http://www.kankeleit.de/eagle.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_(heraldry)
  3. http://storyofpakistan.com/eagle-as-a-symbol-in-iqbals-poetry

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