This is my favorite activity!
The Frederick Douglass picture shows a small piece of a large quilt that students make to represent Frederick Douglass's life. Students draw an important event from his life in each square, and then they glue the squares together to make a quilt.
The school picture shows a scene from Mary McLeod Bethune's school in Daytona, Florida. In that project, students have to cut out and glue every feature of their picture. Not only do students have to think about what they might have seen at Mary McLeod Bethune's school, they can also learn about depth perception in this activity. The other picture shows a student's crayon resist of a fireside chat given by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The picture also shows how students glue their information below the picture. Some years I've had students write their own research, while other years I've had students copy a prewritten passage for handwriting practice, and this year I simply printed out the passage.
You can get printable directions FREE by clicking on the picture below!
There are many more projects in this unit!