We the People Quilt

We the People Quilt lesson plan

Bring the Bill of Rights to life! Create a visual Bill of Rights to hang in the classroom using Crayola™ Color Sticks™ Colored Pencils.

  • 1.

    Students will read the Bill of Rights and choose an amendment to illustrate for the classroom quilt.

  • 2.

    Measure an 8in. x 8in. square (20.3cm x 20.3cm) on white construction paper, and cut it out with scissors.

  • 3.

    Use Color Sticks™ Colored Pencils and Crayola™ Heads ‘n Tails™ Markers to draw the illustration. Lay the Color Sticks flat to cover a large background area.

  • 4.

    Punch holes in all four corners of the quilt square with a hole punch.

  • 5.

    Connect the quilt squares together by threading large paper clips through the holes.

  • 6.

    To create a header to hang the quilt squares, cut a long strip of posterboard with scissors. Write a heading with Heads ‘n Tails™ Markers. Punch holes along the bottom of the header and attach the quilt squares with paper clips.

  • 7.

    Cut small strips of fabric with scissors and tie them onto the paper clips to finish the quilt.


  • Students will be able to identify and explain the amendments in the Bill of Rights.
  • Students will understand why the Bill of Rights was added to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Students will research and discuss the Philadelphia Convention (Constitutional Convention).


  • Students can review and analyze Supreme Court Cases that involve a Bill of Rights amendment.
  • Students can conduct a mock trial regarding a Bill of Rights amendment.
  • Students can review Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution which outlines the process of amendments. They can research amendments added to the Constitution since the Bill of Rights.