A craft and the story behind the symbolism and meaning of the Mexican Flag. This is a great cultural lesson for kids that teachers or families can use in a Mexico unit or for cinco de mayo activities (May 5), Mexican Independence Day (Sept 16), or other lessons celebrating Latin America.
The image of the rainbow has become the modern symbol for gay or homosexual pride and activism. This is a good example of how a symbol can have applied meaning throughout the world and within culture who create them and give them meaning. Symbols like these are also found within religious scripture and culture, for the same purpose.
The tree of life connects the ground and our physical existence to the skies and the heavens. It unites all forms of life to mother earth and the universe. It is widely recognised and cited in many faiths and cultures including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hindu and Baha'i - all over the world, uniting all of humanity and the universe as a whole.