Students research the history of the quilt in American History and view a PowerPoint Presentation. They create a quilt square with colored paper using polygons, transformations, rotations, and reflections on the computer and on a coordinate grid.
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To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions
"Native American history leaps boldly off the colorful quilts and patchwork designs." Learners discuss Native American identity and symbolism by reading about a variety of Native quilters and their unique art process, and participate in...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Quilting: An American Project
The magnitude of loss on 9/11 is almost incomprehensible. However, it's important—and necessary—to think about the loss in terms of individual lives. Middle schoolers read about Jeannie Ammerman and Bonnie Clark, who put needle to cloth...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Stitching Quilts into Coordinate Geometry
Who knew quilting would be so mathematical? Introduce linear equations and graphing while working with the lines of pre-designed quilts. Use the parts of the design to calculate the slope of the linear segments. The project comes with...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Geometry, Patchwork Quilts, and Native American Culture
Use geometric principles to analyze North American quilt patterns. Learners review the concept of area, perimeter, and symmetry. They explore the importance of the star in quilting and conduct research on Morning Star quilts using the...
4th - 8th Math
The Quilting Connection....a Teaching Unit on Slavery, the Underground Railroad And Quilting
Middle schoolers research the Internet, read designated books and selection, participate in discussions and write short reports while completing this series of lessons about slavery and the Underground Railroad. As a final project, they...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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