Underground Railroad Art
During Art this term the children have been learning all about The Underground Railroad: a network of safe houses that enslaved Africans used as a way of achieving freedom. They began by exploring the different codes and symbols that these enslaved Africans used to communicate with each other. Next the children looked carefully at the different designs used on patchwork Freedom quilts and tried to replicate these with the correct measurements - this proved harder than it looks! In the coming lessons, the children will be designing their own symbols which will map out a familiar route to them.