Subject:

Weather/Clothing

Thematic Scenario:

What Should I Wear?

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students obtain and provide information about the relationship betweem weather and clothing, and demonstrate an understanding of how weather affects the clothing worn in the target cultures.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Weather information
Geographical background information
Cultural background information
Clothing norms

Strategies:

Research:
Students use internet and library resources to research weather and clothing in chosen target culture(s).
Individual Activities:
Students present a weather forecast representing typical weather from the target culture and write a description of what clothing they are packing for a trip to the target country.
Cooperative Learning:
Students plan and present a "Weather Forecast" fashion show including proper attire in the target culture for various weather conditions such as sun, rain, snow, wind, and possibly tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, etc.

Assessments:

Written Project:
Students present a weather forecast representing typical weather from the target culture and write a description of what clothing they are packing for a trip to the target country, meeting specified criteria.
Oral Presentation:
Students present a weather forecast meeting specified checklist criteria.
Final Project:
Students plan and present a "Weather Forecast" fashion show meeting specific rubric criteria.

Resources:

Textbook
Internet
Library research/resources
Library research
Atlas