The Fabric of America
Students examine the theme of independence in American history by participating in a class-wide paper quilt project. Each student creates three quilt squares representing the past, present and future of independence in the United States.
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Rethinking the Fabrics We Wear
What are fibersheds and what what do they have to do with environmental protections? A photo essay and audio recordings about Mimi Luebbermann, and her sheep, cause consumers to reflect on how their clothing choices can support local...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review Lesson 1: How Do Society’s Expectations Influence Education?
The history of women's education can be traced back to the delicate stitching of student samplers from the 19th century. Modern-day pupils examine and analyze four primary sources, three of which are images of embroidered samplers, which...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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
Historical Fashions - Interdisciplinary Experience, Art & Social Studies
Seventh graders research styles, construction, fabrics, colors, and cost of Colonial era clothing. They create a life-sized model of themselves wearing Colonial period clothing and write a report about the clothes they designed.
7th Social Studies & History
Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education: Looking At Primary Source Documents
High schoolers compare and contrast two historic decisions within the cultural fabric of the times. They become true historians by evaluating an historic event within the context of the period. They become better equipped to evaluate...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History