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Flag Story Quilt


This project is inspired by the artist Faith Ringgold and her work entitled, Flag Story Quilt. The class learns about the history of the American flag and the meaning behind the design. We also look at how Faith Ringgold used the flag in her own artwork to express her ideas about living in America. She created a flag using tie-dyed fabric instead of plain red and blue, used 50 faces instead of 50 stars, and wrote a story in the white stripes of the flag. The students were asked to create their own Flag Story Quilt using cutouts from magazines and added their own words to express their thoughts about America. I like how this lesson incorporates language arts and American history with visual art.

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