Introduction to Fashion and Textiles Syllabus

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Introduction to Fashion and Textiles
Course Syllabus
Ms. Frye
2013-2014
Course Description: Introduction to Fashion and Textiles is an introductory course for those students
interested in academic enrichment or a career in the fashion, textile, and apparel industry. This course
addresses knowledge and skills related to design, production, acquisition, and distribution in the fashion,
textile, and apparel arena. The course includes the study of personal, academic, and career success; careers in
the fashion, textile, and apparel industry; factors influencing the merchandising and selection of fashion,
textile, and apparel goods and their properties, design, and production; and consumer skills. A project-based
approach integrates instruction and laboratory experiences including application of the elements and
principles of design; selection, production, alteration, repair, and maintenance of apparel and textile products;
product research, development, and testing; and application of technical tools and equipment utilized in the
industry. Visual arts concepts will be addressed. Direct, concrete mathematics proficiencies will be applied.
Lessons and common assessments for this course have been developed collaboratively using best
practice as a guide and Indiana State Standards as a framework. Students will be expected to complete
formative evaluations and final summative exams at the end of each semester. The formative
assessments are designed primarily to inform instruction, giving the teacher a measuring stick of the
student’s understanding of the essential outcomes of the course content. The Final Exams are
summative in nature and will be worth 15% of the student’s overall grade.
Essential Outcomes:
1. Students will integrate processes of thinking, communication, leadership, and management in order to
apply fashion and textiles knowledge and skills.
2. Investigate career pathways, education and training in the fashion, textiles, and apparel industry.
3. Evaluate properties of fashion, textile, and apparel products to determine performance and functionality
in a variety of end uses.
4. Describe relationships and applications of elements and principles of design in fashion, apparel, and
textile design.
5. Demonstrate skills necessary for the production, alteration, and repair of fashion, textile, and apparel
products.
6. Analyze factors that affect merchandising and selection of fashion, textile, and apparel products in the
local and global community.
Course Content: The following chapters will be covered in class. Activities and projects are not listed. They
will be introduced as the chapter is discussed. This outline is subject to change.
Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics, and Construction
Chapter 1 – Influences on Clothing
Chapter 2 – Cultures and Customs
Chapter 3 – Clothing and Families
Chapter 4 – Clothing and Self-Expression
Chapter 5 – Fashion History
Chapter 6 – Fashion Styles
Chapter 7 – Fashion Designers
Chapter 8 – The Fashion Industry
Chapter 9 – Understanding Color
Chapter 10 – Understanding Design
Sewing and Serging Handbook Contents
Parts 1 – 4 (Lessons 1-17)
*This part of the course consists of three mandatory sewing construction projects!
Student Evaluation:
18-week grades will be figured with the following
items weighted by percentages below.
Tests: 25%
Projects and Reports: 25%
Lab Work: 30%
Homework and Daily: 20%
Final Semester Grade =
85% of 18 week grade + 15% final exam
Late Work Policy:
If you have an excused absence, you will be
allowed to turn in work late based on the number of
days absent with an excuse. Long term
assignments that are late are deducted according to
the following table:
1 day late – 15%
2 days late -30%
3 days late – zero
CHS Rubric Scale
range
4.0
3.9
3.6-3.8
3.4-3.5
3.2-3.3
2.9-3.1
2.7-2.8
2.5-2.6
2.2-2.4
1.9-2.1
1.7-1.8
1.4-1.6
1.2-1.3
1.0-1.1
0.6-0.9
0.1-0.5
4 – level scale
letter
A+
A+
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DDF
F
%
100
98
96
92
89
86
82
79
76
72
69
66
62
60
55
range
3.0
2.9
2.7-2.8
2.6
2.5
2.3-2.4
2.2
2.1
1.9-2.0
1.7-1.8
1.6
1.4-1.5
1.2-1.3
1.0-1.1
0.6-0.9
50
0.1-0.5
3 – level scale
letter
A+
A+
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DDF
F
%
100
98
96
92
89
86
82
79
76
72
69
66
62
60
55
50
Supplies Needed:
1. Colored pencils for sketching
2. Folder
3. Two package of index cards
4. Required to purchase patterns, fabric and necessary notions for two or three projects.
5. Basic Sewing Kit (Wal-Mart or JoAnn’s)
Class Expectations:
1. PARTICIPATION IN LAB IS MANDATORY. All students are expected to participate each and every day
in the sewing lab. Due dates will be set for supplies. If a student does not have their supplies on the
required due date, the student will be given an alternative assignment. The student will not receive
credit for the original sewing project, but will receive credit towards his/her participation grade.
2. TALKING AND GOSSIP IS LIMITED. Students are expected to be working on their construction
projects in lab rigorously. Talking should be at a minimum. Students who do not follow this expectation
will be given an alternative assignment and will not be able to participate in lab construction projects.
3. COOPERATIVE AND RESPECTFUL ATTITUDES. This class will require you to work with others on
projects and reports. You will need to keep an open mind and listen to other points of view. I expect
you to participate in discussions actively, but be mindful that not everyone shares your same view.
Constructive discussions are welcome in class, but not at the expense of someone else. I do not
tolerate disrespectful attitudes! The golden rule applies…”You respect me and I will respect.
Classroom expectations: I have very high expectations of you, which include:
1. Be mindful of all NACS and CHS rules. [See handbook.]
2. Be on time and in your seat with needed materials when the tardy bell rings.
3. Be prepared for class. Bring a pencil and paper.
4. Be respectful of yourself, teacher and others. This includes using common courtesy and remaining on
task.
5. Refrain from distracting behaviors in class. Some examples though not inclusive are; grooming, candy,
snacks, or any other food or beverage not related to lab preparation.
6. Socializing during group work is inappropriate. This is a time for you to practice critical skills and not a
time to play and not talk about what you did last weekend.
7. Doing work for another class is also inappropriate. You will have materials for another class confiscated
[You may get them from me at the end of the day.]
8. The bell does not dismiss class, I do! Remain in your seat until I have dismissed you from class.
Consequences
First Offense
Second Offense
Third Offense
Fourth Offense
Warning
**10 minutes after school
**30 minutes after school and parent contact
Office referral
All after school detentions will be held on Wednesday, with the Second Offense lasting from 3 to 3:10 and the
Third Offense lasting from 3-3:30.
**Failure to make up time will result in an automatic referral after one week.
Severe Clause – In the case of severe misbehavior, student will be referred to the office
immediately.
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