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.

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 DVDs or videos