Lesson Plan

Painted Story Quilt

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Creating story quilts is a great way to combine art, social studies and literature. Kids select a story, a published one or one of their own, to illustrate, paint on a canvas square, embellish, and mount on a felt backing.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the video to determine if a part or the whole video is appropriate for your learning situation
  • Begin by sharing Faith Ringgold's books with your class
  • Provide directions in small, distinct steps and leave a pause between each step so kids can complete the step
  • Be sure to discuss the tactile sensations they encounter during the art project
  • Create a story quilt for a book that class members have read, or for a historical event, with each class member crafting one panel 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is the 14th in a series of 32 art projects designed for the special education classroom but appropriate for all learners
  • The packet includes background information on Faith Ringgold and story quilts, a materials list, images of sample panels, and directions
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