Type:

Lesson Plan, Other

Description:

Quilts do more than just keep us warm; they preserve history by telling us stories about the people who made them. In this hands-on activity, students will learn about women's history by studying quilts. They will then make a quilt square in honor of a person who is important to them. It is included in an "OurStory'' module entitled Great Women of Our Pasts. "OurStory'' is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, "OurStory'' resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > General
  • Arts > General
  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • K

Keywords:

K to 4 | Activity

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

1.3.2: Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment.

1.3.2: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Display and discuss audience etiquette: walk quietly in the theatre, speak softly, sit attentively while watching a dance, applaud when it is over, and speak positively to performers.

1.3.2: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Create melodies to familiar nursery rhymes or chants.

1.3.2: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Identify and discuss emotional reactions to a theatrical experience and describe the roles and responsibilities of audience and actor.

1.3.2: District of Columbia Arts Education Learning Standards

Identify and describe the artwork of Maya, Inca, Aztec, European American, and traditional African cultures, exploring the role of artists and how art objects were understood in cultural contexts. Examples can be found at local art museums.

1.3.2: District of Columbia Health Education Standards

Describe and demonstrate basic traffic and pedestrian safety skills needed to avoid injury (e.g., crossing streets, bicycle safety).

1.3.2: District of Columbia Physical Education Standards

Perform aerobic activity and discuss changes in one's body.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards for Science

Observe organisms closely over a period of time in different habitats such as terrariums, aquariums, lawns and trees. Draw and write about observations.

1.3.2: Indiana Physical Education Standards

Record participation in physical activities by type of activity and time.

1.3.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Health & Wellness

List ways to locate a community helper for a health-related situation.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards for Mathematics

Estimate and measure the length of an object to the nearest inch and centimeter.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards Social Studies

Identify and describe continents, oceans, cities and roads on maps and globes.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Construct possible meanings in works of art and support opinions with personal response, properties found in the work, and background information.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Improvise a short rhythm to be echoed by classmates.

1.3.2: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Describe the roles of authors and illustrators.

1.3.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Dance

Respond to dance movement from various sources/styles.

1.3.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre

Identify and describe the character, plot, and setting in classroom dramatizations and/or formal productions.

1.3.2: Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Arts

Speculate on meaning in works of art and support answers with personal response, properties found in the work, and background information.

1.3.2: Louisiana PreK-Grade 12 Social Studies

Identify simple map symbols, compass rose (cardinal directions), and key/legend

1.3.2: Maryland English Core Learning Goals

The student will interpret a work by using a critical approach (e.g., reader response, historical, cultural, biographical, structural) that is supported with textual references.

1.3.2: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will recognize safe laboratory procedures.

1.3.2: Social Studies High School Content Expectations v.10.07

Law of Demand – Explain the law of demand and analyze the likely change in demand when there are changes in prices of the goods or services, availability of alternative (substitute or complementary) goods or services, or changes in the number of buyers in a market created by such things as change in income or availability of credit.

1.3.2: North Dakota Physical Education Content Standards

Participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (e.g., be active with family members and friends) before and after school, during recess, and during the school day

1.3.2: North Dakota Social Studies Content Standards

Describe ways (e.g., money, bartering) wants and needs are met

1.3.2: North Dakota Science Content Standards

Identify observable properties (e.g., size, weight, shape, color, movement) of objects

1.3.2: North Dakota Foreign Language Content Standards

Demonstrate comprehensible pronunciation and intonation when presenting well-rehearsed material on familiar topics (e.g., perform poetry, songs, rhymes, and short dialogues).

1.3.2: North Dakota Foreign Language Content Standards

Demonstrate accuracy in pronunciation and intonation when presenting well-rehearsed topics (e.g., present reports, résumés, summaries, plays, skits, etc.)

1.3.2: North Dakota Foreign Language Content Standards

Initiate and sustain a substantial conversation by using pronunciation and intonation patterns understood by a native speaker (e.g., create a magazine newscast, talk show program).
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