To celebrate Black History month, Laura Friedel’s third grade class at St. Mary’s Catholic School researched African Americans who changed history. Friedel suggested a list of people to choose from, from the past and the present that included athletes, musicians, politicians and a range of others. The children then each chose one person to research and learn about that person’s life and their contributions. Once the research was complete, the students placed their information on quilt pieces, and the quilt was assembled. This quilt project was extended into creating and using timelines and writing biographies.