I love celebrating Black History Month with my class. There is such a rich history that we study in class, and my students research many talented African Americans for their research projects. I really love finding creative ways to display my students' work. I get tired of traditional poster board research projects. A few years ago, I began creating freedom quilts with my students. They LOVE them, and so do I. Most years my class is large enough that we actually create two. I give each student a piece of scrapbooking paper to create their project on (or dimensions, in case they want to create a quilt square out of fabric).
I have made a freebie for you including the directions, project description, parent letter, and grading rubric. It's a fun project, and one I hope you enjoy with your students as well. Here is the link to my free Freedom Quilt .
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 15 years of public and independent school experience. I have taught all subjects in 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. My endorsement is in Math, and Math and Reading are my two favorite subjects to teach.