Students take pictures of themselves with a digital camera. They use their photos to create a piece of quilt. They add text to their quilt piece describing themselves. Lastly, all pieces of the quilt are put together to create a community quilt.
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Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
How do barns serve as a window to a community's past? Here are a series of lessons on the symbolism and historical context of barns throughout American history. Topics include community-building, in-depth primary and secondary source...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Art to Zoo: Life in the Promised Land: African-American Migrants in Northern Cities, 1916-1940
This is a fantastic resource designed for learners to envision what it was like for the three million African-Americans who migrated to urban industrial centers of the northern United States between 1910 and 1940. After reading a...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Benjamin Franklin, Working for the Common Good
Students examine Benjamin Franklin's community service in Philadelphia. In this American history famous heroes lesson plan, students make text-to-self-and-world connections between the Philadelphia community service Benjamin Franklin...
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Quilt Squares-Literature Reporting
Differentiate instruction with this crafty approach to demonstrating comprehension. Learners choose a fictional book at their reading level, and afterward create a quilt square. The square is "decorated" with words, illustrations, and...
2nd - 6th English Language Arts