I gave my girls a choice for a short time to do a unit of study on something they would particularly like. My 13 year old choose period clothing. Of course this could have lasted for quite possibly the entire year, she had to limit herself greatly.
Felecia designed a lovely folder and aligned it with ladies of old in their period attire.
She also checked out several books and magazines to assist her as well.
Here is a basic rough out line of links and directive. Hope this helps you as you too learn about period clothing!
1.) Hold a fashion show,
2.) Create a new outfit
3.) Mural or collage from magazines.
4.) Clothing tags
5.) A map of the country where the clothing was made.
6.) Five facts about the country.
7.) Descriptions of the clothing the tags originated from
Books to order from library:http://www.teacherscount.org/teacher/lessons/TeachersCountLessonOne.pdf
"What We Wore: An Offbeat Social History of Women's Clothing, 1950 to 1980." It is one of the few books I've kept that I read in college.
posted by katinka-katinka at 7:04 AM on May 7, 2011 [2 favorites]
Adorned In Dreams: Fashion and Modernity.
The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England by John Styles
Fashions of A Decade 1990 by Anne McEvoy
Fashions of A Decade 1980's by Vicky Carnegie
Fashions of A Decade 1970's by Jacqueline Hearld
Fashions of A Decade 1960's by Yvonne Connikie
Fashions of A Decade 1950's by Patricia Baker
Fashions of A Decade 1940's by Patricia Baker
Fashions of A Decade 1930's by Maria Costantino
Fashions of A Decade 1920's by Jacqueline Hearld
8.) How does climate affect one’s clothing choices?
9.) How does culture affect one’s clothing choices?
10.) How does religion affect one’s clothing choices?
A decade-by-decade look at fashion in the United States
11.) Good For vocabulary…
TEXTILES how clothes are made. n how
silk, cotton, nylon, polyester and wool are made using the
Ethnic Traditions in Fashion