Courage & Contradiction

Piecing Together the Civil War- Quilting

Dublin Core

Title

Piecing Together the Civil War- Quilting

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).
Quilting--United States

Description

In this activity, the class will use a quilt to record the history the Civil War.

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Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Lesson Plan Item Type Metadata

Objectives

1. The students will make a quilt piece on a Civil War topic they choose (for example: War medicine, the home front, weapons, battles, food, supplies, stories, etc)
2. The students will use resources found in the school Library, classroom, etc.
3. The students will share their quilt piece in front of the class, giving a short verbal explanation about the topic they selected.
4. The student will create a quilt that tells a story about the Civil War.

Materials

Quilt Block Pages (template provided)
Construction paper or fabric squares (2”x2”)
Glue Sticks
Scissors
Computer

Lesson Plan Text

1. Select a topic from the Civil War. This could also be a homework assignment one week prior to class, and/or teacher could supply a list of topics in advance from which to choose.
2. Library or Media Center Research
3. Bring quilt pieces to class, cut and paste into quilt squares – quilting groups should be aware of the main block about the “The Quilting Party” and its function. Put a sign on your classroom door saying “Quilting Party Today”.
4. Share quilting block with the class; classmates will write down three items they learned about each quilt piece topic. Hang quilt block in your classroom to create a Civil War History Quilt.

Files

Citation

“Piecing Together the Civil War- Quilting,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed October 23, 2017, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/65.

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