Textile Crafts Teacher Resources
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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
Learners, 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
New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Weaving in Ecuador
Sixth graders learn about weaving practices in Ecuador. In this weaving and textiles instructional activity, 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
Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for students who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative paragraphs, peer edit with partners, and write their final drafts on the cloth with fabric pens or permanent markers.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
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
New Review Culture Connect: Experience the Culture of the World
Approach multiculturalism with this rich series of activities that will introduce your learners to the concept of culture by closely examining the behaviors, practices, and art of three distinct peoples—the Highland Maya of Guatemala, the Hmong of China and Southeast Asia, and the Kiowa and Comanche tribes of the United States.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Students examine colors, patterns, and meanings of the designs in a traditional form of weaving from Ghana called a Kente cloth. They create a replica drawing of a Kente cloth using paper and Crayola Overwriters Markers. Drawings can be duplicates of authentic patterns or may be created using own symbols.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Lights, Sounds, Fabrics and Designs: Careers in the World of Design
Learners investigate the broad range of jobs that can be found in the world of design. Students explore sound design, language architecture, etc. Learners design a resource book and post it on a website for others to share.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science lesson. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable