I started out with a brief smartboard presentation (that you can download here if you want the whole lesson) about the history of the Underground Railroad. One of the links took us here where we got to see what it was like (on a very small scale) to be a runaway slave. Another link took us here to see some of the quilts used as codes for the journey. Students took notes in their sketchbooks, and chose which quilt pattern they wanted to use to make these:
OH! I just love them, thank you, Keeli!
They planned out their design in their sketchbooks:
|A very creative version of the Crossroads Pattern|
|Drunkard's Path Pattern|
|Before color was added.|
|After color was added (different student work).|
|Tape on (upper right hand corner)|
Sheesh, they're just so PRETTY. And the students loved them. I also pulled this book to read to them from our library:
But with all our redoing, we ran out of time today. So maybe Tuesday's class will get to hear the story.