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65 resources with the concept textiles

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Sewing Unit (Textiles)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Get out that sewing machine it's time for a textile project. The class learns how to use a sewing machine, read a pattern, and create a simple article of clothing. They identify the sewing machine parts, use an iron, and think about...
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Area and Volume in Kapa Cloth Making

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using an installment from the Math at the Core series, pupils learn about Kapa cloth, which is made from bark. The video shows how much cloth one cup of bark makes. Then classmates, working in pairs, determine the number of cups of bark...
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Rethinking the Fabrics We Wear

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What are fibersheds and what what do they have to do with environmental protections? A photo essay and audio recordings about Mimi Luebbermann, and her sheep, cause consumers to reflect on how their clothing choices can support local...
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Fashion Show

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fabric made from water bottles? Groups determine whether wearing something made out of water bottles is similar to wearing other textiles by comparing fabric samples based on their ability to resist wrinkling, heat, stains, and other...
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Mat Weaving

For Teachers 5th - 12th
As part of a mat-making activity, weavers construct a loom, gather materials, create a mat, and research the history of weaving.
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Experiments in Tea Dyeing

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the process of how plants are used to dye fabrics. They create data sheets based on the type of fabric and how long they have let the fabric soak.
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Materials Matter

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore the textures of fabrics by creating a fabric sculpture. In this body senses lesson plan, students use their sight, touch, and hearing to describe and create art. Learners study the work of El Anatsui before creating...
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Personal Narrative Paragraphs: Class Quilt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Begin this activity by asking third graders to bring from home pieces of cloth that represent something important to them. (Have extras for young scholars who need them.) They reflect on important events in their lives, compose narrative...
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Kuba African Cloth

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify four different African cloth design styles and associate them with the cultures examined in this lesson plan. The lesson plan also includes a creative project where each student creates their own cloth design.
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Weaving in Ecuador

For Teachers 6th
Ecuador has a rich history of weaving and textiles in its culture. Sixth graders view images to learn more about traditional Ecuadorian weaving before working on a mini-weaving project themselves.
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Nano Waterproofing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students experiment to determine a way to waterproof a piece of cotton fabric. In this scientific inquiry lesson, students use reference worksheets to explore  waterproofing and the use of nanotechnology in engineering everyday objects.....
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Materials

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This interactive presentation is a visual delight for young eyes! The title slide allows you to click on one type of material: wood, fabric, plastic, metal, or paper. You are then taken to a slide to consider numerous objects and...
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Fabric All Around

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore human senses by participating in an arts and crafts activity. For this fabric identification instructional activity, students discuss the uses for fabric and the history of cloth. Students identify the different...
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Using Fabrics in Your Art Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use a dicut machine to do block printing on fabric. In this fabric lesson plan, students draw, carve, and print onto blocks for this art project.
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Kanga Patterns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine Kanga patterns. In this Zanzibar textiles lesson, students examine textile patterns and create musical interpretations of the textile patterns.
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Telling Tales About Textiles

For Teachers 4th - 7th
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...
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Vocational: Fashion History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research and present reports on 20th century fashions and their influences. After watching a video about fashion, they complete worksheets based on the film. In another activity, students make doll-sized clothing items...
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Fibers and Fabric

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils are introduced to a variety of different fibers. After acting out a short story, they discover how yarn and basic weaves are made. To end the lesson, they practice making their own weave pattern using paper strips and then yarn.
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FACS:Nanotechnology and "Smart" Textiles (IT)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils research and define nanotechnology and how nanotechnology products are being used in the development of new textiles for different industries. They demonstrate basic flaws found in the clothing industry today: shrink, fade, stain,...
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Fabric Construction Chart

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students in sewing class review the various types of natural and synthetic fabrics. They take notes about fabric construction and match woven, knit, and non-woven fabric samples to fabric construction charts. They make specific...
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Comparing Patterns In Chinese And American Textile

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students create Chinese jacket designs using magic markers and paper jackets as well as knowledge of Chinese and American textile designs and techniques in this upper-elementary lesson.
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Natural Fibers/Textiles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify basic fibers, the characteristics, use and care of each textile. They sort fibers by identifying the appropriate characteristics of natural fibers. In the end, they participate in a textile bingo game.
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A Fresh Twist on Fabric Folding

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners practice different ways to fold fabric. Using different types of fabrics, they create 3D fabric models to be used in quilts or clothing. They share their designs with the class and critique their classmates design.
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Fabric Leftovers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students watch demonstrations on different projects. Using that information, they create the project of their choice using only leftover fabric. They practice weaving, stitching and backing methods for the different creations. They...