This lesson is the second part of a project. In the first part, students will create a survival story using photography. They will take pictures and put them in an album or on a storyboard telling their own survival story. They will then choose one picture, which represents the essence of their story. This is the picture they will use to create the story quilt. The class will then take the pictures and the quilt will be the class’ survival story.
To give students a chance to express themselves visually
To construct meaning through visual and artistic means
To tell a narrative using a different medium
To facilitate group participation as students work together to create quilt
1. Students will pick a square piece of material from a variety of pieces I will provide.
2. They will then use fabric glue to glue their picture on the square. I will have already made copies of their pictures onto copy paper. This way, they can keep their original photo.
3. Students will then create a border around their picture using either material, felt, glitter glue, construction paper, or any other material they can think of.
4. If they wish, they may then use marker to write something about their picture or story.
5. When everyone is finished with their square, we will use fabric tape to piece the squares together, creating the class’ survival story quilt.