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ERIC Number: ED480324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-3
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Escaping Slavery: "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt."
Miller, Sue Ann
This lesson uses the picture book "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt" by Deborah Hopkinson and an interactive website to enhance third- through fifth-grade students' understanding of the Underground Railroad and slavery, development of reading comprehension skills, and application of mapping skills. During three 45-60 minute lessons, students will: identify the various uses for quilts and describe the significance of Clara's quilt; enhance their understanding of the Underground Railroad; create a problems/solutions/events chart for "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt"; and apply mapping skills to make a "quilt map" showing their route from home to school. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A map scoring checklist; a problem/solutions/events chart; and an evaluation rubric are attached. Includes one chart. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.