Pupils explore quilting bees and have their own quilting bee in class.
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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
"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts
Just like a painting or the symbols on a flag, quilts can express ideas that reflect a cultural context, space, and time. The class discusses the history of quilt making throughout US history and what different types of quilts mean. They...
3rd - 6th Math
Literacy & Art: The Story behind the Quilt
Young scholars examine the many ways quilts were used to chronicle the history and experiences of African slaves and African-Americans in America. They analyze a story quilt using the elements of storytelling, then create a class quilt.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History