ARTSEDGE: Creating Costumes

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Young designers examine famous monarch portraits and costume books, create a design for the emperor, examine fabric samples and choose a type and color for their costume. They sketch the costume and present it in a class fashion show.

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Instructional Ideas

Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a unit on "The Emporer's New Clothes" for third and fourth graders, but adaptable to related units
Pros
  • Connects history concepts with fashion design
  • Provides direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice
Cons
  • None