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Lesson Plan

Visual Arts: Quilting the Past and Present
Subject: Art
Grade span: 2 to 8
Duration: Three 45-minute sessions
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Involving Families and Communities


This lesson is one example of how you can implement the practice of Involving Families and Communities. In this activity, students interview older people in their family or community, draw symbols that represent the past and present, and work together to create a paper quilt that represents the past and present.

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