Freedom quilt

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This idea has been stuck in my head for awhile, ever since I heard about how quilts were used to communicate to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Their patterns and blocks were a code, providing direction, signifying safety, and issuing warnings (according to some historians). Before my son and I played the game I made, we read the perfect book to pair with this activity - The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud. Having already read a biography on Harriet…

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Sara McCallum
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The Underground Railroad was the secret path that enslaved people used to escape from their owners. This secret path was neither underground nor a railroad. It got its name because the enslaved people who took it disappeared without a trace as if they were traveling underground. Railroad workers and enslaved people used quilt codes to send secret messages to each other.

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Here's my North Star block which is the penultimate block in this project, the final block being a story to tie all the Underground Railroad quilt together. North Star... And my story block...This came with mini photos of blocks in place but I replaced them with photos of my own blocks I've made to tie everything together. I've really enjoyed this project with my online quilting friends and have acquired some fabric for the back of the quilt which will be perfect so watch this space....but…

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Haley Whitehall
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We've been learning in Social Studies about how slaves secretly communicated with each other. One cool way they did this was by making a freedom quilt. Each patch has a special meaning and when the quilt is sewn together it tells slaves how to escape on the Underground Railroad. You all did a great job making our quilt!

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Aleatha Thrush
This looks like so much fun! | Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Printable Underground Railroad Quilt Code Game Quilts, Quilting, Teaching History, Games, Patchwork, Underground Railroad Quilts, History Projects, History Class, Freedom Quilt

This idea has been stuck in my head for awhile, ever since I heard about how quilts were used to communicate to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. Their patterns and blocks were a code, providing direction, signifying safety, and issuing warnings (according to some historians). Before my son and I played the game I made, we read the perfect book to pair with this activity - The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud. Having already read a biography on Harriet…

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Line upon Line Learning
Tired of Cookie Cutter Research Projects?   It's New Year's Day and we will soon be heading back to our classrooms to start the new year with our students. It's an exciting time of year but getting back into the routine of school can be challenging for students - and teachers. One way that I will work to end the post-break blues with my class will be by diving into our African American history unit. I always like to begin the unit in January so that we can display our beautiful work during t... Amigurumi Patterns, Social Studies, Social Studies Lesson, History Teachers, History Lessons, History Projects, Public School, Freedom Quilt Art Project, Freedom Quilt

It's New Year's Day, and we will soon be heading back to our classrooms to start the new year with our students. It's an exciting time of year, but getting back into the routine of school can be challenging for students - and teachers. One way that I will work to end the post-break blues with my class will be by diving into our African American history unit. I always like to begin the unit in January so that we can display our beautiful work during the month of February. Each year, in…

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