Day 2

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Celie's Quilt

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will be able to create a collaborative artistic work reflecting novel themes and historical time period.

    Common Core Standards:



    Share with students a brief history of African American quiltmaking. You may visit such sites as to show examples. Explain that many African American women began sewing quilts for their slave owners using scraps of materials available to them and developed crafts, patterns, and traditions unique to their community. Similar to Celie and Sofia's quilt, quilt making became a way to...

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