Building Hope Caring Compassion
Checklist for the Quilt
|| Letters and pictures should be friendly and heartfelt wishes of comfort to warm a child’s heart. They are a way to send greetings from one child to another.
||Pictures should express something the student cares for, or loves. Some examples are: flowers, hearts, your puppy, your family, and rainbows. What pictures would make you happy to sleep under at night and dream nice dreams?
Letters and pictures should be:
• Nondenominational: letters and pictures should make no references to religion
• Nonpolitical: letters and pictures should make no reference to political views (no flags)
• Nonviolent: letters and pictures should not have themes that may scare a child (no guns, helicopters, airplanes, trucks, tanks, rain) Please no words on quilt squares. The letters can be written separately.
Thematic Unit - More Than Warmth
UNIT: BASIC INFORMATION
Content area: Thematic Unit Interdisciplinary Unit
Grade Level: Variable
- Focus the student’s interests in the greater world.
- Encourage higher order thinking using reflective inquiry
- Capture wonder and excitement through interactive subject matter of a culture.
- Emphasize the student as a world citizen.
- Provide a variety of hands on activities to get students involved in problem solving.
- Promote problem solving through open-ended and extended- answer questions.
- Involve child in discussion on current issues.
- Promote cooperative problem solving activities.
- Expand the student’s horizon of a culture through storytelling, research, art, economics, and practical activities.
Objectives: Visual Art
- Recognize that visual rhythm can be achieved be repetition of color, shape, value, and overlapping shapes
- Recognize symmetrical (equal and unequal balance in a two- dimensional composition)
Objectives Social Studies:
- Recognize issues and concern of community
- Know the use of physical and political maps
- Recognize the world’s people depend on each other for resources, protection, and the solution of problems.
- Recognize historical/ cultural contributions of different societies through time
Objectives: Language Arts:
- Improve mechanical writing skills
- The student will locate and apply information using reference, study, and life skills
- Compose original paragraphs
- Compose original letters
- Compose a newspaper article (interview each other)
- Measurement (yard, inches, half inch, and quarter inch)-measuring quilt square, sashing of fabric between quilt squares…measure finished quilt,
- Counting quilt squares…counting money earned to get the quilt quilted and sent
- Adding squares needed to make a certain size quilt
Discussion of where quilts will go
- Decide to make a quilt to warm the children/ orphans
- Discuss what should be on a friendship quilt
No violent images (to scare children-no airplanes, helicopters, tanks, trucks, etc
Non-denominational (do not try to change their religion)
Nonpolitical (nothing to scare children there, no flags)
Discuss what would make a child happy to sleep under
- Draw paper picture (teacher proof)
- Draw picture on fabric
- Write letters to children
- Map work- finding the United States, Afghanistan, China India, Iraq, Israel,
Romania, South Africa, Swaziland, Tibet, Zambia or other countries
- A basic foundation knowledge of map reading
- Ability to acquire and use information
- Ability to make decisions
- Ability to make judgments
- Ability to communicate verbally, manually, and artistically
- Readiness for social participation
Theme Unit: Quilts for Children around the World
Grade level: Adaptable
Unit length: variable (one hour to two weeks)
- School Calendar
- Materials to be taught (taken from the Tennessee Comprehensive Curriculum guide, Core Curriculum Guidelines, and other resources)
I. Social Studies: geography, history, economics, current events
II. Science: earth science, earth, land forms, weather
III. Language Arts: writing skills, thinking skills, note taking, punctuation
IV. Math: Counting change measuring to the nearest inch, half inch, quarter inch
V. Art: patterns, symmetry, color placement, color coordination, historical and cultural contribution
Class Schedule: variable
Instructional Objectives: (see outline)
Assessment: Letter writing, teacher observation of contributions during classroom
discussion and group participation, pictures on paper and cloth.