Thanks for your responses. I like the idea of using symbols from other
cultures. Some thought I should just say no this or that ( smiley faces
, ying yangs) but...
I don't think a hard line is always the best approach for middle school
kids , so just saying it's this way and nothing else doesn't always
work. So I make a kid do it my way and he /she tosses the assignment
in the garbage ( but not in my room) What is gained? A football or any
sports thing could have a creative twist, but I was just looking for
some fresh approaches and ideas for the symbolism assignment.
Thank all , I do (really really!)appreciate on hearing all angles,