Introduction to Fashion and Textiles Course Syllabus Mrs. Ward 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. Unit 1: Clothing and Society Chapter 1 – Influences on Clothing Chapter 2 – Cultures and Customs Chapter 4- Clothing and Self-Expression Unit 2: The Fashion World Ch. 5- Fashion History Chapter 6 – Fashion Styles Chapter 7 – Fashion Designers Chapter 8 – The Fashion Industry Unit 3: Color and Design Chapter 9 – Understanding Color Chapter 10 – Understanding Design Unit 4: Fibers and Fabrics Ch.11-Textile Fibers Ch. 12-Fabric Construction Ch. 13-Fabric Finishes Unit 5: Clothing Care Ch. 14-Clothing Care Basics Ch. 15-Laundry and Dry Cleaning Unit 6: Clothing Selection Ch. 19.-Evaluating Selections Ch. 20-Consumer Responsibility Unit 7: The Workplace Ch. 22: Career Preparation Ch. 23-Success on the Job Ch. 24-Fashion Entrepreneurs Ch. 25-Global Marketplace *Sewing and Serging Handbook Contents Parts 1 – 5 *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. Required to purchase patterns, fabric and necessary notions for three projects. 4. 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. PASSING SEWING READINESS TEST. You will be expected to pass a sewing readiness test before participating in lab. The test’s content will include: identifying notions and equipment, parts of the sewing machine, and sewing seam samples. If you fail to pass the test, you will not have the privilege of sewing in lab for the semester and will be given alternative assignments. 3. BELL RINGERS/EXIT SLIPS. There will be daily bell ringers and exit slips. The first 9 weeks prompts will be over the daily objective for the class. The second 9 weeks prompts will be over your goals to accomplish in class and whether or not you accomplished them. You will answer the prompt to the best of your knowledge at the beginning of class and then answer the same prompt at the end of class after we have covered the material. Be prepared to share your answers in class. I will also collect these at the end of the week to assess what you have learned and (if needed) what material needs to be retaught. 4. 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. 5. 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 you. 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.