From one teacher to others, thank you for working with your students to make blocks for The 70273 Project, introducing this chapter of history in age-appropriate ways. Perhaps you will use it as a springboard to talk about bullying or to teach your students the art of quilting and useful, basic sewing skills like threading needles and sewing two piece of fabric together – skills that will serve them well in their future. Maybe it will enter your classroom as a hands-on way to show compassion – even for people we’ll never know.
This page will be updated frequently to add information and ideas teachers and parents can use with their students. If you have information to add – books, activities, lesson plans – please send email them to me: jeanne (at) the70273project (dot) org and please be sure to let me know for which ages your suggestions are appropriate.
INTRODUCTION POST FOR THE 70273 PROJECT
Let’s start at the very beginning: Launch Date for The 70273 Project – 2/14/2016
BLOG POSTS: WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING WITH STUDENTS
Catherine Symchych makes blocks with her 7th and 8th grade students in Laramie, Wyoming
Annie Labruyere works with many students in many different schools. Read about her experiences with students of different ages and abilities in these blog posts. (To translate to another language, look in the right sidebar, select your desired language, and mash the “submit” button.)
INFORMATION ON MAKING QUILTS AND BLOCKS
How to Register a Quilt with The 70273 Project
Everyone who makes a block needs to complete and submit a Provenance Form, giving me permission to use their creations and photos in informational and promotional materials for The 70273 Project, including but not limited to books, magazine articles, and blog posts. If students are under the age of 18, they can sign the form and a parent or guardian must also sign.
The Provenance Form
INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS
Margaret Jackson, a 70273 Project Ambassador from the U.K., created this Teacher Information Booklet that’s filled with useful information.
70273 Project Teacher’s Booklet