Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quilts for Black History Month

Our school just finished up celebrating Black History Month!

We spent the entire month learning about the achievements of important African Americans in history. Each class read books, did research, wrote papers, and drew pictures.

Then each grade level created a quilt to commemorate Black History Month.  They were hung in our school library.  We were able to walk through the library last week and view all of the wonderful creations!

Here they are!

This Kindergarten quilt features important African Americans.

George Washington Carver is highlighted in this Pre-K quilt.

This quilt was created by 1st grade and honors African American heroes.

 3rd grade created this quilt to honor artist Romare Bearden.

This quilt of quotes was made by 4th grade.

This quilt by 2nd grade highlights African American literature.

Scientists and engineers are featured in this quilt from 5th grade.

4th grade created this quilt about African American athlete pioneers.

Upper grade Special Ed. made this quilt highlighting famous African Americans.

Aren't they fabulous?  These quilts are a great way to display all of the learning that was going on for the entire month.  The students enjoyed researching, designing, and bringing their learning to life in these quilts.  They are so proud of their creations!

So next time your students are researching a topic, consider making a quilt!


  1. Wow! I love this idea....especially the literature quilts! Thanks for sharing!


    1. So glad you like it! It was a great experience for our entire school!