Courses of Study: Human Services

Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Fashion, 2009

1.) Determine factors that influence consumer decision-making practices for individual and family clothing choices throughout the life span.

Examples: age, gender, career, special needs, quality, fashion styles and trends, economics, climate, care requirements

2.) Interpret laws and regulations regarding the apparel and textile industries.

3.) Determine various sources for acquiring clothing to meet individual and family needs across the life span.

Examples: shopping mall; tailor or dressmaker shop; online, catalog, or television network sales

4.) Analyze the impact of consumer information and advertising for the clothing industry.

5.) Describe benefits of a well-planned wardrobe.

6.) Determine how clothing satisfies certain physical, psychological, and social needs.

7.) Assess the cost of constructing, manufacturing, altering, or repairing textile products.

8.) Determine factors that influence the evolution of fashion.

Examples: original clothing, fabrics, early civilizations, politics, religion, technology

9.) Compare styles of clothing and types of fashion throughout history.

Examples: styles of clothing—dresses, shirts, skirts, pants, jackets, coats

- types of fashion—classic, fad, retro, vintage

10.) Describe features and styles of garments developed in the apparel industry, including styles of dresses, shirts, skirts, pants, coats, jackets, necklines, collars and sleeves.

11.) Describe the fashion designer's role in the apparel industry.

12.) Interpret the effects of color on design and personal selection of clothing.

13.) Explain elements and principles of design used to choose and create apparel.

Examples: line, shape, space, texture, pattern, balance

14.) Compare natural and manufactured fibers used in clothing.

15.) Describe procedures for care of clothing and accessories.

Examples: laundry, stain removal, storage of clothing and accessories

16.) Practice safe use of equipment for constructing clothing and accessories.

17.) Demonstrate skills for producing, altering, and repairing a garment.

18.) Evaluate a variety of methods for recycling and redesigning apparel.

19.) Analyze the impact of technology for the apparel and textile industry.

20.) Distinguish career options and entrepreneurial opportunities in the apparel and textile industry.