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Designing Your Own Fashions

Designing Your Own Fashions

In this lesson, students create fashions of their own using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Paint. Students can also use one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. Two versions of the lesson are included: one is a shorter version to create just one fashion and the other is a longer version to create a fashion line (6-8 items) which are combined into a collage. Depending on the class and the amount of time available, the teacher can choose which version is most appropriate. Both versions include a writing and reflection component to the lesson, giving students the opportunity to consider how they made their design choices. Links to tutorials for the programs are also provided to assist students with their creations. A basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is helpful if those programs are being used. However, beginning students can incorporate tutorials with this lesson to successfully learn the program as they create their designs. This is a great activity for a career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Fashion Design Creation Lesson - Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric (two versions: short (1 design) and long (6-8 designs) • Writing Reflection Lesson (two versions)
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Famous Fashion Designers - Research & Presentation Project

Famous Fashion Designers - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn about famous fashion designers, their work and how their work influenced society. Students choose a fashion designer of interest (on their own or from a provided list) and then research specific information about them, creating a presentation in software of their choice (Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, or a variety of free Web 2.0 tools). Perfect for business, history, social studies, family and consumer science, fashion design or career exploration classes. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in any secondary classroom. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student instructions, expectations and grading rubric • Suggested list of famous fashion designers
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Digital Interactive Fashion Design Notebook (Editable)

Digital Interactive Fashion Design Notebook (Editable)

In this lesson, students explore the field of fashion design, using a digital notebook to compile their research and designs. In addition to teacher and student resources, the lesson includes a 22 page, editable digital notebook (Microsoft PowerPoint) which can also be shared via Google Drive and opened in Google Slides. Students can work through the lessons in the notebook at their own pace, or the teacher can assign specific lessons for each class period. Students learn fashion terminology, clothing and fashion industry trends and influences, elements of art and design in fashion, color choices, and the types of fabrics and materials used in fashions. They also create a design portfolio in the notebook, using online resources, of fashions of interest to them, creating their own “fashion line”. Additionally, they explore careers in the field, reflect on their own personal style choices and summarize their learning in the lesson. This is a great activity for a career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion Design, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Editable (MS Word) Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for the notebook (two versions: full lesson instructions to let students work at their own pace, and individual lessons by page) • Teacher instructions for each page of the notebook • Student Digital Notebook for Fashion Design (editable in MS PowerPoint)
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History of Fashion Design - Research & Presentation Project

History of Fashion Design - Research & Presentation Project

In this lesson, students learn more about the history of fashion design. Students choose a time period in history from a provided list, research that era, and then choose the software they will use to showcase their research. Students can choose to create a presentation, a brochure, or a video using Web 2.0 tools (free, no download needed) or by using Microsoft Office or Google Apps. For classrooms with limited technology, this lesson can be completed with students working in pairs or small groups. The completed presentations can be shared with the rest of the class if the teacher chooses. This is a great activity for a social studies or history class, career exploration class, Principles of Arts, A/V Technology & Communications class, or any technology class. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in high school as well. Files included: • Teacher & Student Resources • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for individual lesson • Student Instructions, Expectations and Grading Rubric for partner/team lesson
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Sewing Room Safety Quiz

Sewing Room Safety Quiz

A short quiz to encourage mindfulness when working with equipment, thinking about your own and others' safety. A quick indication of safety knowledge .
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Choosing the Correct  Fabric

Choosing the Correct Fabric

Chart giving characteristics of common fabric types and their uses with some short questions to answer. Can be used as an activity and assessment when teaching textiles and sewing.
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Patron Saints Day Assemblies - St David, St Patrick, St George and St Andrew

Patron Saints Day Assemblies - St David, St Patrick, St George and St Andrew

This bundle contains 4 patron saint day assemblies: 1) St David - 1 March 2) St Patrick - 17 March 3) St George - 23 April 4) St Andrew - 30 November. The St David's day assembly contains information on St David and the national symbols of the leek and daffodil. It finishes with some Welsh phrases to teach the children. The St Patrick's day assembly contains information on St Patrick and St Patrick's day celebrations around the world. It finishes with some Irish language phrases to teach the children. The St George's Day assembly contains information about St George, the legend of St George and the dragon, why St George is the patron saint of England and The George Cross. The St Andrew's Day assembly contains information on St Andrew, why St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Scottish customs and the Loch Ness monster. No further preparation is required.
blossomingminds
St Andrew's Day Assembly - 30 November

St Andrew's Day Assembly - 30 November

This is an assembly plan to teach children about St Andrew's Day. There is information about St Andrew, why St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, St Andrew's day celebrations, Scottish customs and the Loch Ness Monster. It is suitable for ages 4-11. There are optional photos to accompany the assembly included in a Power Point and as a printout at the end of the assembly plan. No further preparation required.
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Shadow Game with Witch Hats

Shadow Game with Witch Hats

This is Halloween holiday themed visual logic puzzle or picture riddle with purple witch hats . Directions: Find the hat that has no shadow. Answer included. Files: one high quality graphic JPEG file for crisp and clear printing or displaying. Note: if needed, PNG graphic and vector SVG, EPS8 or CDR files are available, too, on special request. Keywords: halloween, shadow, game, puzzle, witch, hat, visual, themed, logic, find, match, puzzles, pumpkins, autumn, fall, holiday, shape, shapes, shadows, silhouette, contour, games, fun, leisure, spot, quiz, riddle, activity, illustration.
ratselmeister
Animal Cruelty Research Article (Source for Argumentative/Persuasive Essay) Graphic Content*

Animal Cruelty Research Article (Source for Argumentative/Persuasive Essay) Graphic Content*

Students need LEGITIMATE AUTHENTIC SOURCES to support their thesis in essays and research reports. Especially for argumentative and persuasive essays that focus on emotional and intellectual appeal. Many topics include issues such as "animal cruelty" and "climate change". This is an original article written by a blogger in an Animal Cruelty Magazine My-Pet-Story.com that I own the copyrights to. Critical literacy along with essay writing involves asking questions and challenging the status quo, and leads students to look at issues of power and justice in society. Researching and analyzing secondary sources empowers students by enabling them to formulate strong arguments and speak out about issues that strongly affect them. To develop their media literacy skills, students should have opportunities to view, analyse, and discuss a wide variety of media texts and relate them to their own experience. Teachers should make students aware that images, print materials, music, or video clips used in connection with tasks and assignments may be subject to copyright, and the appropriate releases should be obtained prior to use. This applies to items downloaded from the Internet as well and sources should be cited at all times. Evaluation categories ( deciphering information , implementing sources within their work , MLA format): THINKING processes (e.g., oral discourse, research, critical analysis, critical literacy, metacognition, creative process) 50–59% (Level 1) uses critical/creative thinking processes with limited effectiveness 60–69% (Level 2) uses critical/creative thinking processes with some effectiveness 70–79% (Level 3) uses critical/creative thinking processes with considerable effectiveness 80–100% (Level 4) uses critical/creative thinking processes with a high degree of effectiveness Communication – The conveying of meaning through various forms (e.g., clear expression, logical organization in oral, graphic, and written forms, including media forms as well as audience and purpose) 50–59% (Level 1) expresses and organizes ideas and information with limited effectiveness 60–69% (Level 2) expresses and organizes ideas and information with some effectiveness 70–79% (Level 3) expresses and organizes ideas and information with considerable effectiveness 80–100% (Level 4) expresses and organizes ideas and information with a high degree of effectiveness
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