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The Craft Revival and Economic Change
Examine the North Carolina craft revival. In this economics lesson, explore the historical challenges that face North Carolinians in the early 1900's and research primary sources to determine how the craft revival came to be. As a culminating activity, students design visual webs that feature their research findings.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Clay Pot Winter Friends
Students create ice blue, clay pot winter friends using clay pots, ice blue paints, markers, felt, and fabric in this Art activity for the winter time. The activity would be ideal for the early elementary classroom during the winter months.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Industrialization and Progressive Reform in the Craft Revival
Discover how to change hobbies into job opportunities. In this Craft Revival lesson, students research work conditions and write journal entries that reflect their research findings.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students, after researching various textile patterns, colors and motifs, explore and discover the vibrant colors and patterns of traditional African fabrics. Together they create an informative classroom textile quilt that illustrates diverse cultures.
4th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Telling Tales About Textiles
Students analyze the different types of textiles, processes for creating cloth, and inventions utilized to manufacture industrial goods. In this Telling Tales About Textiles lesson, students weave on a card loom to create their own products.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads
Clay Pot Santa And Mrs. Claus
Learners create clay replicas of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in this early-elementary Art activity for the holiday season. Directions are included for both Mrs. Claus and Santa. The activity also includes links for more art activities using clay pots.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Seventh graders gain an understanding of how African textiles, particularly Bogolanfini or mud cloth, define, project and protect a person's identity. The big idea of the lesson is identity. They also make their own unique piece of cultural art.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Weaving in Ecuador
Sixth graders learn about weaving practices in Ecuador. For this weaving and textiles lesson, 6th graders work in groups in learn about the weaving process by looking at pictures. Students complete a photo analysis and a mini-weaving project.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ethnic Art: African. Mexican and Caribbean Perspectives
Young scholars study artistic aspects of their culture. They compare ethnic cultures through arts and crafts and produce quality works of art from the knowledge that they have gained. They develop the vocabulary required to verbalize or write from various perspectives of art.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 12 Downloads
4-H Clothing and Textiles Leader's Page
This activity could be used in a home economics class to teach students about sewing and clothing. Using this 10 question instructional activity, learners explore the function of a sewing machine, and plan a project.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 11 Views 77 Downloads
Traditional Crafts and Decorative Arts in Louisiana Worksheet
This resource outlines an extensive list of websites about different kinds of material culture in Louisiana. The list covers five categories: outdoor and indoor crafts, Louisiana folk life articles, quilt making, house types, and general information about Louisiana crafts.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ghoulish Stick Figures
Students create two-headed snakes, centipedes, ghostly trees, "Handy Herman", and ghosts in this Art lesson for the Halloween holiday. Each craft could be used separately or they could be combined to create a day-long activity.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Sewing Tools and Equipment
Young scholars define the meaning of words related to sewing. In this sewing tools activity, students read a paragraph and answer questions about sewing tools. Young scholars separate sewing tools by their purpose. Students become familiar with the parts of the sewing machine.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 99 Downloads
Labor Unions in the Cotton Mills
To unionize or not to unionize? That is the question high schoolers consider in their investigation of the labor union movement of the 1920s. After a brief review of the Industrial Revolution and the importance of the textile industry in the rebuilding of the south after the Civil War, the class listens to oral histories recorded by owners of and workers in the textile industry.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lights, Sounds, Fabrics and Designs: Careers in the World of Design
Young scholars investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Students explore sound design, language architecture, etc. Young scholars design a resource book and post it on a website for others to share.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 19 Downloads
My Friend Lesson Plan
Students develop a fabric picture of a friend. In this visual art lesson, students examine pictures in the book, My Friend by Beatrice Alemagna.They decide which type of fabric would best represent their friend. They use fabric scraps, buttons, and yarn glued on oak tag to make a picture of that friend.
Pre-K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads