ERIC Number: ED387408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Image & Identity: Clothing and Adolescence in the 1990s.
Smith, Michelle Knovic; And Others
The kit provides students and teachers new ways to study culture through its material evidence: the objects and artifacts of daily life. In the four activities comprising this kit, students study clothing as an aspect of their own material culture. They move from general observations about clothing to consideration of their personal wardrobes, then focus on school/community styles, and finally to the global aspects of outside influence on individual choices. Each activity contains a brief teacher's background section, a lesson plan, reproducible worksheets and handouts, along with other suggested writing or other assignments. The kit provides the following activities: (1) "Clothes Talk: Themes Found in Apparel"; (2) "Clothes Count: Personal Wardrobes"; (3) "Clothes Perception: Identifying Styles"; and (4) "Clothes Appeal: Commercial Arbiters of Style." Contains eight references. (EH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Clothing, Consumer Science, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Fashion Industry, Global Education, Home Economics, Material Culture, Personality, Self Concept, Social Studies
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, A&I 1163 MRC 402, Washington, DC 20277-2915.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Brother International Corp., Somerset, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.