Sewing their way to freedom : teaching students about the legend of show-way quilts and the Underground Railroad : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Jennings, Maude M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lauer, Rachel K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:06:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:06:36Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other A-334 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191296
dc.description.abstract Even though the Underground Railroad functioned more than a hundred years ago, people are still discussing certain aspects of that secret network of people who helped slaves escape from slavery. There is a particularly heated discussion still taking place online about the use of quilts in the Underground Railroad. This debate began when Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond bobard's book, ,Hidden in Plain View: The Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad,, was published in 1999. This book asserted that slaves also used a ten-pattern quilt code to escape on the Underground Railroad. As I was doing research for my inter-disciplinary unit on the Underground Railroad (a requirement of my student teaching placement), I discovered Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond bobard's book, other picture books, and websites discussing the quilt code used on the Underground Railroad. The topic interested me and so I decided to expand upon the topic and create a thesis project that would use my students' and my own skills. I will present the felt fabric Show-Way quilt that I made with my Student Teaching class, three lesson plans that teachers can use to teach their class about Show-Way quilts and make their own classroom Show-Way quilt, and a brief research paper discussing the controversy surrounding the historical accuracy of Ozella's quilt code. Each of my students' quilt planning sheets and a picture of each of them with their felt quilt square is also included in the project.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History. en_US
dc.title Sewing their way to freedom : teaching students about the legend of show-way quilts and the Underground Railroad : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1402928 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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