Everybody Needs Clothing

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Video: Everybody Needs Clothing

Discover that clothes are needed to retain body heat and to protect against the sun. Learn about the materials that make clothing, how cloth was made in the past with a spinning wheel and loom, and how it is made today in automated cloth mills. See how clothing has changed throughout the ages and how people wear different clothes as neededbathing suits for swimming, special clothing for fire fighting, etc.

Student Application

NO matter where we are or what we do, we all need clothes. Take a look at the different kinds of clothes we wear for safety, jobs, sports and daily living.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand that because people do not have fur, feathers, shells, or scales, they must wear clothes to protect their bodies and help them survive.
  2. Students will realize that clothes are made out of many natural resources, which include animal hair, animal skins, other animal products, plants, and petroleum oil.
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Supporting Activities

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    1. The Shoe Graph: Have students sit close together in a circle. Each student removes one shoe and places it in front. Look at the shoes. Put all tennis shoes in one pile, all sandals in another, all oxfords in another, etc. Make a graph of the different kinds of shoes ...

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