ERIC Number: ED389663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Image and Identity: Clothing and Adolescence in the 1990s.
Smith, Michelle Knovic; And Others
This document looks for meanings in the U.S. adolescent's relationship with clothing and fashion. The material is designed to be used with senior high school students but may be adapted for older or younger students. The topic is particularly relevant to English, sociology, home economics, history, and current events classes. In four activities students move from general observations about clothing to consideration of their own personal wardrobes, then to focus on school/community styles, and finally to the global aspects of outside influences on individual choices. Each of 4 activities contains a brief teachers' background section, a step-by-step lesson plan, reproducible worksheets, and suggested assignments. The activities include: (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." A follow up section offers suggestions for further exploration and study of the topic. (MM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Aesthetic Values, Clothing, Cultural Influences, Design Preferences, Material Culture, Secondary Education, Values
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, A&I 1163 MRC 402, Washington, DC 20277-2915.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Brother International Corp., Somerset, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Note: Photographs and illustrations may not reproduce well.