Real World Connections, 39/180

Contributed by Allison Gerhart, Middle School Family Consumer ScienceReal World Connections

7th grade students spent time exploring fabric types and the production of natural and synthetic fabrics as well as how to care for their clothing. Have you ever thought of the number of occupations that relate to the production of fabrics? Students conducted a search and found numerous occupations from the cotton farmer, sheep herder, silkworm cultivator, loom operators, pattern designer, to the seamstress, fashion designer, clothing retailer and so much more. How can relate what we are doing in the classroom to the outside world so that students are making those real world connections?

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