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26 resources with the keyterm 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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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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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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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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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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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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Natural Fibers and Textiles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students sort fibers by identifying the appropriate characteristics of natural fibers. After sorting, students determine the difference between man-made and natural fibers, and play textile bingo.
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Beginning Sewing Projects

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Learners practice basic sewing techniques constructing a sewing project.
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FACS: Sewing Projects (Textiles)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers are introduced to how to use a sewing machine. Individually, they decide on a sewing project they are interested in and make the clothing. They are graded based on a rubric and share their clothing with the class for...
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Textile Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify various textiles and factors that lead to the selection of specific textiles. They put their knowledge of textiles to use by selecting the textiles that they would use in an interior that they have designed.
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Embroidery As A Form Of Art

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create a "class quilt" using techniques learned from the study of Asian textile practices in this six-day lesson for upper-elementary school. This lesson requires parent volunteers.
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The US-Taiwan Textile Trade Case

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the issues of free trade and protectionism by role-playing. In particular, they will learn how these terms apply to an understanding of U.S.-Taiwan trade in textiles. After a lecture/demo, students break into groups for...
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Making Cloth: The Impact of Technology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze and discuss several primary source documents that address the changes in technology that affected New England agricultural communities in the early 19th century. They also identify and discuss historical contexts for...
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Interior Design- Textiles

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students investigate natural and synthetic fibers. In this textiles lesson, students pass around samples of carpet, drapes and clothing and decide what they are made of. Students use KWL charts to organize information from reading and...
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WHAT MAKES OUR BLUE JEANS BLUE?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders become aware of the environmental, social and economic issues related to the production of blue jeans. They explore the relationship between individual clothing choices as well as global issues. In addition, they...
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Textiles and Apparal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create apparel. In this career connection lesson, students create displays that feature textile and apparel samples.
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The Fabric of Our History?

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students examine cotton production throughout U.S. history. In this textiles lesson, students research and analyze cotton production and its impact on America. Students write essays regarding their findings.
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4-H Clothing and Textiles Leader's Page

For Students 7th - 12th
This activity could be used in a home economics class to teach students about sewing and clothing. Using this 10 question worksheet, learners explore the function of a sewing machine, and plan a project.  
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4-H Clothing and Textiles Activity Page

For Students 8th - 11th
This activity provides a unique review of clothing and textiles, focusing on sewing. It includes a handy diagram of a sewing machine, which could be useful in a home economics class, and 10 questions.
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FACS: Sewing Factory (Textiles)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain practical experience in how sewing factories are run. They experience job possibilities by running a sewing factory simulation. Students explore clothing and textile technology.
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Kimono Collagraph Prints

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students gain an appreciation for art/textiles for Japan. They use different textures to create a collagraph plate. They hand color a print with colored pencil to create interest.