Patchwork quilts are often used to tell stories. For example, sometimes fabric has come from a piece of treasured clothing, and sometimes squares are added with a special message from a friend or family member. Even though each patch is different, they come together to make a quilt of warmth and protection. In this task, you will create a drawing of a patchwork quilt of dignity, telling the story of how everyone has the right to be treated with dignity, regardless of the choices they have made.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Middle to Upper Primary Ages 7 – 12
- be creative
- think and connect
Time required: 30 minutes
Dignity is the belief that our basic humanity is shared with every other person on this planet. Before completing this task you might like to read the Dignity Definition factsheet from Global Dignity.
- Coloured pencils
- Drawing paper
- Dignity Definition factsheet
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.