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#### History in Quilts

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners investigate the use of cloth-based art forms intended to pass down traditions and history. They research types of quilts, quilt characteristics and then identify how Freedom Quilts were historically used in the US.
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#### Math Quilts

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine geometric quilt patterns to identify how math may have been used to help slaves escape to freedom. They slide, flip and turn geometric shapes to create a map quilt.
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#### Stories in Quilts

For Teachers K - 2nd
Have your class analyze the narrative art in quilts. They identify elements in this domestic art and the stories they tell. They define a story quilt, view an example, and analyze the work of Harriet Power. This is a great lesson to...
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#### Q Is For Quilt

For Teachers Pre-K - K
In this letter Q worksheet, students trace and practice examples of upper and lower case letter Qq. Students color a large quilt pattern and notice the geometric shapes.
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#### Quilt Block Collage

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learn the art of quilting with this lesson plan that can be connected to a history lesson on quilts in Ancient Egypt, China, and modern art. After studying a general history of quilts, its uses, and the history of different patterns,...
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#### My Friend's Heritage Quilt

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students brainstorm a list of stories or items that make them proud of their heritage. Individually, they create their own quilt square design which uses a border and markers. To end the lesson plan, they sew the squares together and...
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#### Look for Patterns: Quilts in Two Faith Ringgold Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Author Faith Ringgold uses quilts to illustrate her books Tar Beach and Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad. In this integrated trio of activities, young scholars read stories, identify and create patterns, and design quilt squares of...
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#### Family Quilts Keep Us Warm

For Teachers K
Students explore different types of families and cultures. They create a paper quilt with geometric designs of similar colors to show unity and pictures of each of their families to show diversity.
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#### The Family Quilt

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the artwork of Faith Ringgold. They create their own quilt pattern on fabric and piece them together to create a class quilt. They compare their similarities with one another.
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#### Quilts

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore geometric shapes and patterns. They view the provided paper display of a quilt to identify geometric figures it contains. Afterwards, they draw and color their own quilt on a activity sheet.
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#### Integrated Social Studies and Art Lesson

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Civil War and the Underground Railroad. In groups, they create coded quilts like those used in the Underground Railroad. They review secret codes used, plan a phrase they would like to use, and paint quilt...
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#### Story Quilt Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate how quilt making was a family and community activity. They read and discuss books, complete various handouts, and create a paper quilt celebrating philanthropic activities.
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#### Signs in the Stitching

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners exercise their creativity by designing an original quilt and a written explanation of its meaning. They use primary sources to develop an understanding of Underground Railroad routes through Indiana.
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#### A Digital Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a patchwork quilt using digital photography.
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#### "Geometry With Quilts"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the geometry of quilts. They discuss the history of quilting, design two nine-patch squares, exchange one design on an Internet bulletin board, and construct a hot pad that is quilted.
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#### Comprehension Questions for Stitching Stars

For Students 5th - 8th
In this comprehension questions for Stitching Stars worksheet, students answer 30 comprehension questions after reading the book about quilts made by slaves in the 17-19th centuries.
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#### Design a Quilt

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students quilt to create a personal design. In this quilting lesson, students follow the steps listed in order to patchwork quilt that represents themselves in art.
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#### Winter Lights: A Season In Poems & Quilts

For Teachers K - 1st
Pupils read the book Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts and do language arts and math activities that go with the book. In this language arts and math lesson plan, students read the book given and do activities that include...
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#### Math Quilts

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine geometric shapes. In this geometric shape lesson plan, students examine how geometric shapes flip, turn, and slide to create a pattern. Students analyze the role that quilts played in helping slaves escape to freedom. ...
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For Students 2nd
In this quilts and patterns worksheet, 2nd graders look over a quilt that Rosa and her grandmother have started and then answer 2 short answer questions. Students draw moons and stars where requested on the quilt.
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#### Memorial Quilt

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the significance of memorials in the creation of their own memorial for the victims of 9/11. Through brainstorming and class discussion, they identify the characteristics of a memorial. Students use construction paper...
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#### South Carolina Crazy Paper Quilt of Facts

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen as the teacher reads a book about quilts, before they discuss the craftsmanship used in making quilts. They study the regions and symbols associated with their state. They make a quilt square using one of the facts...
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#### Geometry in Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine mathematical symbols and formulas included in works of art. They analyze quilts for shapes and they each make their own quilt from squares using geometric shapes.
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#### 3-in-1 Color Tool

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use a new tool to help them be more creative in designing their quilts. After watching a demonstration, they design their own color combinations and select the fabric for their quilt. They reiew the color wheel and warm and...