Garment Construction Teacher Resources
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Math in Fashion
How do fashion and math relate? Using interactive websites and video clips, learners apply proportional reasoning to the fashion industry. They look for patterns and linear relationships, apply unit rate concepts to garment materials costs and retail pricing.
6th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Over 3 or 4 class periods your young designers will create a wearable garment that provides some sort of protection from a danger in everyday life. For this fashion design lesson, students investigate fear in our society and brainstorm ways to protect people.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review The Right to Workers in United States
"There are more people in slavery now that at any other time in human history." To raise awareness and understanding of modern-day slavery, class groups research the various forms of slavery, including human trafficking, read and reflect on case studies, and design a plan of action for their community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Life Vest Challenge
After reading about the history and science of personal floatation devices, patents, and intellectual property, engineering teams design a life vest for a can of soup. To evaluate which groups considered the need for waterproofing, hold a classroom challenge to find out how long each PFD will keep the can afloat!
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization: The Garment Industry in Southeast Asia
Students are introduced to the concept of globalization. In groups, they read primary source documents to view sweatshops from different points of view. They write a paper about the impact of globalization on the garment industry and the effect it has on its workers in Asia.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Regal & Royal
Learners follow a multi-step process to construct a hand puppet from a fairy-tale of their choice. Then they decorate their puppets with collage and marker techniques using various crayola supplies. Students also present a puppet show with a royal subject once they have all completed their puppets.
1st - 3rd Science
Students examine a self-portrait collage before making one of themselves. In this self portrait lesson students examine an image of Luis Nino's, "Our Lady of the Victory of Malaga." They design a self-portrait of themselves which they decorate with gold paint or foil paper.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
April Showers Raindrop Painting
I love this idea! After discussing rain, spring, and the weather, take your class outside and let nature do the painting. They shake power paints and glitter onto a piece of heavy construction paper, then take their paper outside and watch as the raindrops moisten, and move the powdered paints into an original work of art.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Components of an Essay
Teach emerging writers how to master the topic sentence, supporting details, and concrete details. A list of transition words is also included. Several practice opportunities are listed here, presenting certain topic sentences (for example) that writers must provide concrete details for.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Ancient Dress For Success
Students research the environment and customs of a people living in a culture during a selected period of time. They conduct research on the clothing of their selected culture, and create three-dimensional models of hats, clothing, and accessories.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts