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Dressing the Past: Fashion & History

from HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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Using clothing and replica artifacts, students will take a journey through time to look at items of clothing from famous Virginians and important periods in Virginia’s history. Participants will be able to draw conclusions about life in the past vs. present, and talk about why individuals and communities lived, worked, and dressed differently.

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Cost

Point to Point: $75.00
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Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

250


Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Literacy


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA
United States

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world! HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.

Contact:
Hailey Fenner
hhouse@VirginiaHistory.org
8043429689

Program Details

Format

1. This program begins with a discussion about clothing.
2. We then look at fashion through different time periods in history.
3. Participants play a paper doll scenario game.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
5. Participants are given the template to have students create their own paper dolls.

Objectives

The participant will:
-explore the changing role of fashion in society
-analyze why communities live, work, and dress differently
-engage in a discussion about past vs. present
-develop an appreciation for clothing in history

Standards Alignment

State Standards

K.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) viewing artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of history;
b) using basic map skills to support an understanding of the community;
c) gathering and classifying information, sequencing events, and separating fact from fiction to improve understanding of the community;
d) asking appropriate questions to solve a problem;
e) comparing and contrasting people, places, or events;
f) recognizing direct cause-and-effect relationships;
g) making connections between past and present;
h) using a decision-making model to make informed decisions;
i) practicing good citizenship skills while collaborating, compromising, and participating in classroom activities; and
j) developing fluency in content vocabulary and comprehension of oral, written, and visual sources.

K.2 The student will recognize that history describes events and people from other times and places by
a) identifying examples of historical events, stories, and legends that describe the development of the local community; and
b) identifying people who helped establish and lead the local community over time.

K.3 The student will sequence events in the past and present and begin to recognize that things change over time.

K.7 The student will describe how the location, climate, and physical surroundings of a community affect the way people live, including their food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

K.8 The student will match simple descriptions of work that people do with the names of those jobs.

1.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
a) using artifacts and primary and secondary sources to develop an understanding of Virginia history;
b) using basic map skills to support an understanding of Virginia history;
c) using and creating graphs, diagrams, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events to support an understanding of Virginia history;
d) asking appropriate questions to solve a problem;
e) comparing and contrasting people, places, or events in Virginia history;
f) recognizing direct cause-and-effect relationships;
g) making connections between past and present;
h) using a decision-making model to make informed decisions;
i) practicing good citizenship skills and respect for rules and laws while collaborating, compromising, and participating in classroom activities; and
j) developing fluency in content vocabulary and comprehension of oral, written, and visual sources.

1.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of Virginia history by describing important events and people in the history of the Commonwealth, including
a) the settlement of Virginia at Jamestown;
b) famous Virginians, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who helped form a new nation; and
c) life in Virginia today, including food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and recreation.

1.3 The student will describe the stories of influential people in the history of Virginia and their contributions to our Commonwealth.