In this final unit the artistry of the Amish quilt is studied in depth, examining patterning, color, and construction methods. A range of activities extend students' understanding of the art of quiltmaking.
This unit investigates Amish communal values and uses the metaphor of the quilt assembly to examine how the people are anchored in their communities.
Students consider the responsibilities and activities of Amish youth, and examine the processes of growing up Amish. Quilt activities are centered around the manipulation of the quilt block.
Discussions and activities involve students in a study of the values and beliefs that provide a framework for Amish society.
This curriculum resource unit presents a study of the Amish community and uses the construction and art of the pieced quilt as a metaphor for understanding Amish society.
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