Published On: February 28, 2020Categories: Events, Exhibits, News

Quilt of Belonging Teacher’s Resource Guide

The Quilt of Belonging has just arrived at Woodland Cultural Centre. As our staff work hard to unload and install the Quilt, we wanted to make sure all of the Teachers and Educators had access to the amazing Teacher’s Resources that come along with it.

We invite you to meet Esther Bryan, the visionary behind the Quilt as she takes us on a guided tour of the incredible textile piece at our Opening Reception, Saturday February 29 at 2PM.

As you go through the Teacher’s tool kit, remember Esther will be here to answer any questions at the Opening.

Quilt of Belonging is a richly hued portrait of the human family. It is a 120 ft long collaborative textile art project. The 263 blocks portray the rich cultural legacies of every nation of the world. The Quilt represents all First Peoples living in Canada, First Nations, Inuit and Métis; from Abenaki to Yellowknives Dene First Nation including community members of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

In this textile mosaic, each person can experience a sense of belonging and find a place in the overall design – there is “A Place for All”. Together they record human history in textile, illustrating the beauty, complexity and sheer size of the human story.

This is a great way to demonstrate connection and belonging to your classroom.

Teacher Resources for Quilt of Belonging

There is a full Teacher’s Guide that takes you through grade by grade how to incorporate the Quilt into your lessons. A companion book is also available here at the Centre.

There are incredible ideas for Games to play, Arts and Crafts, Instructions on how to Create Your Own Quilt and Sample Projects for Teachers to reference. The Teacher’s Resources are broken down by grade to make it nice and easy for Teachers to incorporate the Quilt of Belonging into their curriculum.

We hope to see you and your students out to view the Quilt of Belonging, on display from February 29th to May 9th.


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