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Social Studies: Quilts

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Communication

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 30 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


 

Summary:
This is the 3rd lesson in a unit where the students learn about a moment in history then create a geometric symbol as a quilt block representing that moment. Students will evaluate, select and extract information and fill in a graphic organizer on their topic. The unit outline is included as an attachment.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Elementary Library Media (K-5)
Strand 7 Standard 2

Select, extract and record information that addresses the information problem, answers guiding questions, and meets evaluation criteria.

Materials:
2 graphic organizers (see attachment)

A page of text, projected on the screen and read by the teacher, with copies for students to follow along

Various books for students on chosen topics.

Attachments

Background For Teachers:
Teachers will need to give students background knowledge on the importance of quilts in history.

Student Prior Knowledge:
From lesson 1: Students will have been exposed to the history of quilts through a read aloud.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will choose a book from the teacherís selection on the historical subject and extract relevant information for a graphic organizer. This is part of a larger unit where the students will make a quilt square depicting an historical moment and eventually create a history quilt. This is the third lesson in the unit

Instructional Procedures:
3 sessions that run 30 minutes each, 2 in the library and one in class.

Students will choose a book from the teacherís selection on the designated historical subject and extract relevant information for a graphic organizer. This is part of a larger unit where the students will make a quilt square depicting an historical moment and eventually create a history quilt. This is the third lesson in the unit.

Quick review. Give graphic organizer. Choose partner and topic in history. Use library catalog to find a book on their topic. Check out and bring back to table, or access on a device.

Students will read and complete graphic organizer. They will bring this back to the library for the next session to begin paragraph summaries.

Extensions:
Extending reading on topic, fiction and non-fiction.

Assessment Plan:
The completed graphic organizer, with topic and six supporting statements will demonstrate student understanding of the process.

Bibliography:
The Common Core in Action by Deborah J Jessemany Step Up to Writing by Maureen E. Auman The Quilt by Gary Paulsen The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Palocco Pieces: a Year in Poems and Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines Bessís Log Cabin by D. Anne Love Hidden in Plain View by Jacqueline L. Tobin The Canadian Geese Quilt by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Author:
MARILYN WALKER
Amanda McKnight

Created Date :
Sep 08 2016 11:16 AM

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