For black history month my students learn a lot about the underground railroad and the many ways slaves found their freedom. As a result, a few years ago I began giving each student in my room a piece of scrapbook paper to complete on an African American of their choice. When all of the pages come back with information on their person, I use safety pins to attach them to fabric to make a gorgeous quilt. My class calls it our freedom quilt. Most years, my class is large enough to create two quilts. I put together this free Freedom Quilt lesson which includes directions, a letter for your parents explaining the project, and a grading rubric. I hope your class enjoys this project as much as mine does!