Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:
Specific information about clothing, accessories, sizes, descriptions, etc. of selected culture(s)
Cultural background information (including customs/traditions)
Historical background information of clothing in selected culture(s)
Knowledge of oral presentation formats
Knowledge of advertising strategies
Students keep a journal of clothing worn during a one-week period meeting specific criteria.
Students write fashion descriptions meeting specific criteria.
Students create fashion ads meeting specific criteria.
Students interview individuals on the Internet about fashion in the selected cultures.
Student groups use webbing/mapping graphic to identify types of clothing worn in other cultures.
Students use the Internet to research fashion from selected cultures.
Students view and discuss videos of fashion collections from selected cultures.
Students research and develop a chart comparing American sizes with sizes from selected cultures.
Students create posters representing a specific style and relating it to personal characteristics.
Students develop a commercial jingle advertising fashion from selected cultures.
Students evaluate commercials from selected cultures.
Students evaluate commercials from the U.S.
Students compare, contrast, and analyze commercials from the U.S. and selected cultures.
Student groups plan and present a style show including selection of music, written descriptions and oral commentary of model’s attire, modeling, use of available authentic materials, and videotaping of the performance to view for self-assessment. Attempt should be made to include various fashion modes from the selected cultures such as hippie, grunge, preppie, nerd, punk, socialite, etc.