Why People Wear Clothes


Student teams conduct research and give an oral presentation on what Americans of different ages wore when they were teenagers. Students draw parallels between fashion trends, fads, and styles and what was happening in society at the time. Warm-up and follow-up activities are included.

Suggested Classes:

Clothing, Fashion Design, Psychology

State and National Standards:

Arizona, California, Washington, National


Suggested Materials:

  • Paper
  • Pens, pencils
  • Adults of various age groups available for interviews