COMPAS Prism Arts Series: African American Quilt-Making and Other Quilting Traditions

This lesson plan, designed by artist Mica Lee Anders, provides a template for educating students on the history of African American story quilts. This lesson also provides instructions to guide students through making their own block story quilt.

This contribution is part of the Prism Arts initiative started by COMPAS. Prism Arts seeks to create wider access to art and artists that might not otherwise be integrated into the classroom. With inspiration from Rudine Sims Bishop’s Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors, and support from the Hugh J. Anderson Foundation we want all children to have the opportunity to learn and be inspired by educators who share their reflection and widen their minds to the vast opportunities available to them.

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