Third graders explore shapes using pattern blocks, design a quilt using shapes and colors and describe the pattern using math and art elements. Next, 3rd graders write their own description for the math and art elements used.
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The Freedom Quilt
"What does freedom mean to you?" is the driving question of a 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 that went into...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
Piece by Piece
What do your pupils know about quilting? Read and discuss the information included here before sending class members off to create their own quilt blocks using construction paper. When they have completed their blocks, provide some time...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Citizenship: What is Freedom?
What does freedom mean to me? is the driving question of a character education lesson focused on citizenship. Scholars study the story, Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson, discuss in detail the positive realities of...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Students read and understand the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. In this language lesson, students understand the Ebonics and colloquialisms of the book. Students discuss the events and vocabulary used. Students explain their...
K - 5th Social Studies & History
Quilts and the Underground Railroad
Third graders explore the use of freedom quilts in helping slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad. They review the various quilt blocks that were used to give directions on the Underground Railroad. Students create their...
3rd Social Studies & History