"From 19th Century Social Reform to 21st Century School Improvement" is an interdisciplinary teaching unit built around a community service learning quilting project. It is designed for use by middle schoolteachers who want to integrate lessons from United States history (19th Century social reform), English/ Language Arts (writing of school improvement plans), and mathematics (scale drawing and measurement in quilt design). The unit includes approximately two weeks of academic work; an additional period of time is needed in school or after school if students are going to sew their quilts.
LaRoche, Irene S.; Kelly, Leslie; and Tuttle, Cindy, "From 19th Century Social Reform to 21st Century School Improvement: A Community Service-Learning Quilting Project for Middle School Students" (2001). Project Summaries. 2.