Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Social sciences--Study and teaching (Elementary); Quilts in literature--Study and teaching (Elementary);
The purpose of this qualitative content analysis was to identify themes found in children's quilt picture books that could connect to the Iowa Core Curriculum Social Studies Standards. Elementary teachers could utilize the quilt picture books to teach the elementary social studies curriculum. This researcher analyzed 15 quilt picture books with a copyright of 1994 and newer that were in the Wilson Children's Core Collection. The themes that emerged from the content analysis of children's quilt picture books were generosity, slavery, multicultural, generational, and westward expansion. This researcher found that the books could be used to teach essential skills in the social studies content areas of history, geography, behavioral science, and civic literacy. Children's literature has the ability to impact student learning in a positive way, yet prior research on quilt picture books did connect the books to the social studies standards.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©2011 Suzanne D. Burris
Burris, Suzanne D., "Connecting children's quilt literature with the Iowa Core Curriculum social studies standards" (2011). Graduate Research Papers. 1907.