Using the image of a quilt, this children's study explores the intersection between piece work and peace work. Children will examine the "piece work" of diversity in Sudan that, like pieces of a quilt, makes up the complex situation existing in Sudan today.
Piece Work/Peace Work is a curriculum designed for elementary children from Grades 1-6, and is meant to be used with another book for children, The Sudan Project: Rebuilding With the People of Darfur, A Young Person’s Guide, published by Abingdon Press. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of that book will go to the Sudan Project, a partnership between the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Ohio (involved in work in the Sudan) and the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
The book is divided into four sessions, one intergenerational session, and a 50-page section on resources which includes stories of Sudan, history of the Ginghamsburg church’s involvement in Sudan, information on Sudanese religion and customs, African quilt history, and a quilt project; as well as games, activities and simulations; and nine art projects. Martha Bettis Gee has written a comprehensive guide for teachers about a country in turmoil, in such a way as to inform and interest children.