Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt!
As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara dreams of a reunion with her Momma, who lives on another plantation--and even of running away to freedom. Then she overhears two slaves talking about the Underground Railroad. In a flash of inspiration, Clara sees how she can use the cloth in her scrap bag to make a map of the land--a freedom quilt--that no master will ever suspect.
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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Print This Page. When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad and "walk in the shoes" of an escaping slave. Similar to Clara's map that shows the path north to freedom, students create their own map, designing a key, a compass, and landmarks surrounding their home and school. Fisher, A. Implementing Graphic Organizer Notebooks: The art and science of teaching content. Perini, R.
Deborah Hopkinson The author's official site. Don't miss activities under the "For Teachers" link. Apples to Oregon No lesson plans here, but a nice collection of author information and links to activities related to apples. This 6-page document requires Adobe Reader for access. Climax of a Story After listening to Stone Soup and charting rising actions, problem, climax, falling actions, and resolution in a graphic organizer, students practice with Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt or another book of teacher's choice and then work independently with a self-selected book. Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt When visiting the recommended website in this lesson, students learn about the Underground Railroad.
Owner of this site does not endorse the products, services, policies, practices of, or opinions expressed by any advertisers. Pencils, crayons and markers. Review the Underground Railroad lesson from the previous day. Show students maps of routes slaves took on the underground railroad, and discuss what they might have passed along the way rivers, ocean, mountains. Discuss how she represented rivers, etc with the quilt. Teacher may assess the quilts as they are being made and after the lesson for accuracy in places mentioned in the text.
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