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Man and woman in dresses on fashion show runway

History of Costume Through TV and Film

After viewing video clips and a discussion about fashion trends, students choose a decade to explore. With a particular fashion, fad, or style as the focus, they research and give a short oral report on a fashion trend and its context in society. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

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Suggested Classes: Clothing, Drama, U.S. History, World History

State and National Standards: Arizona, California, Washington, National

Suggested Materials:

  • Books on fashion history
  • Access to the internet
  • Library with librarian assistance
  • Camera
  • Period/historical videos