To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions

This To Honor & Comfort Native Quilting Traditions lesson plan also includes:

"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 a variety of hands-on activities related to their quilting traditions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider asking someone from your school or community who is well-versed in the cultural importance of quilting to come into your class and discuss their work and experience
  • Search the Internet for more colorful and larger examples of Native American quilts to look at with your class
Classroom Considerations

  • There are a variety of hands-on activities and quilter backgrounds provided in the resource, which you can pick and choose from as best fits your curriculum
  • There is no step-by-step sequencing of lesson activities, but rather a collection of activity ideas and materials
Pros

  • Extensive selection of quilter backgrounds and hands-on activities
  • Includes several suggested extension activities
Cons

  • None