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Escaping Slavery: Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45- to 60-minute sessions|
North Wales, Pennsylvania
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson (Random House, 1995)
- 12" x 16" drawing paper
- Chart paper, board, or overhead projector and transparencies
- Glue and scissors
- Markers, crayons, and pencils
- Student journals
- Wallpaper patterns
- Map Scoring checklist
- Problems/solutions/events chart
- Evaluation rubric
- Teacher's copy of the problems/solutions/events chart
|1.||Gather the materials listed under Resources.
|2.||Read Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson.
|3.||Determine student partners.
|4.||Decide on use of the board, chart paper, or an overhead transparency for recording students' oral responses.
|5.||Make an overhead transparency of the problems/solutions/events chart and also make copies of the chart for students.
|6.||Access and review the two websites used in this lesson: