Every year during the winter my students and I love to make paper quilts. There is so much American history in the topic of quilting. This activity is fun for students of any age as they create quilt blocks from a template. This activity is linked to literature, math and social studies. There are vocabulary and comprehension activities to accompany the book "The Keeping Quilt." There is also a video link to Patricia Palacco speaking to a group of students about her "Keeping Quilt." Common Core Standards for 3rd grade are included along with step by step instructions and examples for making paper quilts.