The Freedom Quilt

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"What does freedom mean to you?" is the driving question of a lesson who's focus is on the Freedom Quilt that was gifted by teens after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Pupils analyze the hard work that went into the quilt, work collaboratively to make one of their own, and write their thoughts about the concept of freedom.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Post discussion questions on a classroom blog; encourage learners to reply to their peers to keep the conversation going 
  • Ask a parent or guardian who is familiar with quilt making to assist in assembling the finished quilt squares   
  • Give class members a link to the 9/11 Memorial website to create better awareness of the historical event
Classroom Considerations

  • Craft supplies are required 
  • Picture looks best printed in color   
  • Inform families of the lesson's topic to prepare them for questions that may arise when their child returns home 
Pros

  • The lesson encourages reflection 
  • Tips for upper grade lesson implementation are provided 
  • Three extension activities allow you to continue the learning experience
Cons

  • Beware of broken links