Early American Quilt Patterns
Pupils explore the history and purpose of quilts in early America. They create and name their own unique quilt blocks. Students combine their quilt blocks with other pupils in the class to create a class quilt.
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Geometry, Patchwork Quilts, and Native American Culture
Use geometric principles to analyze North American quilt patterns. Learners review the concept of area, perimeter, and symmetry. They explore the importance of the star in quilting and conduct research on Morning Star quilts using the...
4th - 8th Math
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt: The Real Story
Students learn how slaves communicated with each other. In this slavery and freedom lesson, students learn how slaves used quilts as maps, learn what different quilt patterns meant, draw a picture for their class freedom quilt and put...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting
Students research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they design a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Quilting: The Story of the Underground Railroad
Students explore quilting. They read and discuss the book, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. They research African American quilting traditions on the Internet and name three common qualities in quilts. They create a quilt block...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
History of African-American Music
Young scholars are introduced to African-American music history through this lesson. They begin their study by taking a look at the slave work song and work their way through to modern rap and hip-hop. Students also take a closer look at...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Creating An Understanding of the Past/Through The Art of George Catlin and Native American Artifacts
Pupils explore Native American culture. They observe and discuss the paintings of George Catlin. Students examine the lives of the Pawnee Native American Indians during the time period of 1830-1840. Numerous cross curriculum activities...
K - 6th Social Studies & History
Our African American Heroes
Students research a famous African American in order to present a slideshow presentation. They aslo develop a brochure on a famous African American. They include the early childhood, education, career, accomplishments, and awards of a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History