Students share in the family histories of their peers as told through the quilt stories, and apply math skills by using invented strategies to determine the (approximate) age of the quilt from the information given about the date it was made.
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Lending a Hand After 9/11
After a grand discussion about the happenings on September 11th, scholars listen to a tale of a woman who decided to focus her attention on helping the victims of the traumatic day. Inspired by the woman's effort, small groups research...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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
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
Family and Friendship in Quilts
Young scholars 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...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History