Students examine different quilts from different societies. As a class, they are read a book about quilting and how quilts are used as a way to communicate with others. They draw their own quilt panel on a piece of paper to end the lesson.
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To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Freedom Quilt
"What does freedom mean to you?" is the driving question of a instructional activity who's focus is on the Freedom Quilt that was gifted by teens after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Pupils analyze the hard work...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Cultural Research Activity
Class members explore cultural diversity through a variety of texts that showcase the importance of traditions. Then, they interview their family members to research their own cultural background and write their findings on quilt pieces....
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts