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402 resources with the concept home economics

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Crazy Quilts

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research women's roles in agriculture's history and how they have changed. They create a paper "crazy quilt" using a variety of colors and pattersn to help them explain the role of quilts in women's history.
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The Heritage of a Pioneer Quilt

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss and view how the first quilts were made. They compare modern quilts to ones of the past. They create a quilt pattern by using math and creative thinking.
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Keeping the Pioneers Warm

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to some of the history and background of the art of quilt making by 19th century pioneer women. They use tagboard shapes to design, construct and display quilt squares.
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Mobile Cooking

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners investigate the history of Mobile, Alabama and then create recipes from the area, including Southern Pecan Pie and Mr. Carver's Peanut Brittle.
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Cooking Kansas City

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate the history of Kansas City and then create recipes from the area, including Kansas City Barbecue Sauce, and Kansas City Corn.
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Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Whole Cloth Quilt Design

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners examine how decorative motifs are adapted to other types of objects by craftsmen and artists. They examine photos on the Illinois State Museum website, discuss design elements, adapt a motif to a line drawing, and transfer a...
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Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Appliqué Bedcover Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore patriotic and classical motifs in applique design and technique. A bedcover or quilt is produced using appropriate symmetry, color,proportion and composition.
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Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Hexagon Quilt Top Design

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine how the hexagon shape can be a building block for quilt patterns. They view images of quilts, discuss symmetry and design patterns, and create and name an original quilt design.
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Keeping Us in Stitches Activity: Interviewing a Quilter

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students investigate the process of quilting. They conduct Internet research, brainstorm and develop a list of questions to ask quilters, and interview a quilter about the process of making a quilt.
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ISM: Bertha Stenge Quilt Collection Activity: Design a Local Quilting Pattern

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research quilt designs by Bertha Stenge. They make a list of things that they could stylize as a design motif. They create a quilt design based on local history and landmarks and sew it onto a pre-made quilt block or quilt.
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Green River/Going to Florida

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students plan a trip to Florida, making choices about how they be spending time and money.
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Computer Quilt Square in Kid Pix

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a quilt square using Kid Pix software using a variety of media, techniques, and processes.
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Crayograph Quilts

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars create a quilt-like fabric swatches using Crayograph crayons, emery paper and rubbing plates.
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Artifacts We Don't Dig Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students play a game of artifact show and tell using household items.
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Hidden in Plain View: History Standard Two and the Underground

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a quilt based on the Underground Railroad quilt code from the book Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad.
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All Aboard!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders plan a road trip to a city in the US. They include railroad saftey messages as they write about the trip.
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Community Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students take pictures of themselves with a digital camera. They use their photos to create a piece of quilt. They add text to their quilt piece describing themselves. Lastly, all pieces of the quilt are put together to create a...
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Geo Jammin' By DeSign - Day 1, Lesson 6: Quilt Story

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars recognize that quilts are created by geometric components. They examine how quilts are an artistic art form that show the cultural heritage of the people who make them.
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Geo Jammin' By DeSign - Day 2, Lesson 11: A Stitch in Time

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students investigate the culturally artistic value of quilts, the importance of trade in meeting basic needs, and the conservation of natural resources.
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Geo Jammin' By Design: Listening for Patterns

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the teacher read a book and participate with guided questions. They discuss patterns and how they repeat, by looking at quilts. They design their own quilt block to create a class quilt.
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Geo Jammin By Design: The Important Thing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students brainstorm what they know about geometric terms and patterns. They identify symmetry, shapes and congruency. They create a book of symmetry.
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Ge-Oh Boy, Oh Boy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students listen to the book, Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt and discuss the art of quilting. They examine various symmetrical sewing designs, and identify reflection pieces, slides, and flips.
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Flying Geese

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars examine the Flying Geese quilt pattern, and discuss and identify the pattern. They write a paragraph titled, My Quilt Report, summarizing the information discussed about the quilt patterns.
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Un Fin de Semana en Merida

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students plan a weekend in Merida, investigating cost, activities, hotel information, and culture. They fill out a worksheet with the information they research.