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ERIC Number: EJ784582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
Elementary Students Quilting through Social Studies
Bennett, Linda
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v42 n1 p90-99 Spr 2008
It is enchanting when over twenty students' quilt squares make a quilt. The common, yet diverse techniques for making a quilt transform the students' quilt squares into a shared quilting experience. A quilt made by students in one classroom can demonstrate a unique characteristic of each student by combining their squares into a quilt about a common theme in the social studies curriculum. The quilts become a lasting record of the students' depictions of the theme under study and contributions to a class project. This article describes six quilts which demonstrate how to make class quilts using social studies themes. Families, friends, the school, local or national history, state or national symbols, and social issues are among the themes of quilts made by first through fifth grade students. The lessons learned by the students and teachers are shared and additional resources are provided to extend the experiences of elementary students quilting through social studies. (Contains 6 figures and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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