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 lesson 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 the...
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
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
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
Oral History Activity
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where they...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Students read and understand the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. In this language instructional activity, students understand the Ebonics and colloquialisms of the book. Students discuss the events and vocabulary used. Students...
K - 5th Social Studies & History