Schools

Learning Opportunities for Students

Students can explore Eye on Elegance with two programs.

Patterns and Shapes uses math concepts to introduce kindergarten through third graders to quilts. Students use observational skills to analyze quilts for basic to complex shapes and fractions. Children also learn social history of quilts and simple quilt construction.

Commerce of Quilts introduces fourth and fifth graders to fabric trade and consumerism of the early 19th century in Maryland. This program uses math conversions and social studies (geography and transportation). Students learn about Atlantic trade, movement of goods, and fabric commerce through role playing, maps, and art.

These programs are free thanks to the generosity of members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To schedule a program, contact 202.879.3241 or museum@dar.org.

They are using observational skills and math to engage with the quilts…All of our school programs are free.
-- Marilyn Sklar, DAR Museum Curator of Education

Upcoming School Events

This new school program looks at the economics and trade of quilts by using geography, math, and art. Students will explore quilts, analyze maps, discover early transportation, and role play a period fabric purchase scenario.

Any teacher or homeschool group (of ten or more students) can register for a free school program. To sign-up for Patterns and Shapes, email museum@dar.org or phone 202.879.3240.

This new school program looks at the economics and trade of quilts by using geography, math, and art. Students will explore quilts, analyze maps, discover early transportation, and role play a period fabric purchase scenario.

Any teacher or homeschool group (of ten or more students) can register for a free school program. To sign-up for Commerce of Quilts, email museum@dar.org or phone 202.879.3240.