Family and Friendship in Quilts
Students examine the historic purposes of quilts and examine quilt colors, shapes, patterns, and symbols. They view and discuss images of quilts, create a paper quilt square for a class quilt, and write a paragraph describing their quilt square.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
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K - 4th Social Studies & History
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K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
My Friend's Heritage Quilt
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, they sew the squares together and describe...
1st - 12th English Language Arts