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ERIC Number: EJ789023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Piecing Together Amish Quilts: A Collaborative Effort in Teaching
Weaver, Victoria; Coggins, Trisha; Little, Sara
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n1 p42-43 Aug-Sep 2006
Students in York County, Pennsylvania, live near Amish communities, and recognize the influence of Amish culture within their own lives through food, decorative arts, furniture, and quilts. The understanding of the cultural ideas used in Amish quilts, however, is not often explored. Two regional art educators, Trisha Coggins and Sara Little, were challenged to develop art units that would go beyond the traditional approaches of teaching about the Amish, while addressing the Pennsylvania state standards for art education. Each teacher developed units to correspond with specific historical and cultural information about the Amish, and each were provided by Victoria Weaver with historical and visual information about Amish quilts. Sara Little's high school students concentrated on pattern, basic art skills, technique, math, and measuring skills. Trisha Coggin's middle school students emphasized the Amish quilt principle of unity through the elements of art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania