ERIC Number: ED391718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days: With Projects Kids Can Make.
The uses and techniques of quilt making are presented in this book which focuses on the quilt patterns as allegory for pioneer history. Pioneer experiences are described and linked visually with appropriate quilt patterns. An activity accompanies each pattern presentation. The work is organized into 10 chapters: (1) "Quilts and History: A Simple Nine-Patch Collage"; (2) "Saying Good Bye: Quilt- Block Bookmarks"; (3) "Going West: Broken Dishes Puzzle"; (4) "Building the Cabin: House-On-A-Hill and Pine-Tree Border"; (5) "Inside the Cabin: Shoofly Box"; (6) "Work to Do: Bear's Paw Greeting Card"; (7) "Food and Clothing: Corn-and-Beans Recipe Folder"; (8) "Special Occasions: Dresden Plate Punch Work" (9) "Weather: Sunshine and Shadows Weather Diary"; and (10) "Following a Star: Hanging Windmill Star." The book concludes with suggestions for further reading and an index. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, North American History, Social Studies
The Millbrook Press, 2 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield, CT 06804 (clothbound: ISBN-1-56294-485-1; paperback: ISBN-1-56294-692-7, $7.95, U.S.; $10.95, Canada).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pioneer Life; Quilting
Note: Illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis.