S.C. 4th-graders sew quilts representing the Underground Railroad

06/1/2014 | Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.), The

Fourth-graders at India Hook Elementary School in South Carolina recently worked with a master quilter and an apprentice quilter to weave together social studies lessons and sewing skills while making two queen-size quilts about the Underground Railroad. During presentations to fellow students and family members, students explained the designs of the quilts, including squares that portray the routes slaves followed to escape from slavery in the South before and during the Civil War. "For our kids, this is bringing all of their social studies standards together," said principal Crystal Guyton.

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