Portsmouth High School

Course Outline

Textiles & Fashion


Mrs. Carol Leaver   2011-2012

leaverc@portsmouthschoolsri.org   Grades 9-12


Portsmouth High School Mission Statement

The mission of Portsmouth High School is to be an ever-improving respectful community where all students are challenged as individuals to develop intellectual curiosities and to use immense bodies of knowledge proficiently as they learn to value the past, thrive in the present, and prepare for the future.

Belief Statement on Family & Consumer Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society while utilizing critical and creative thinking skills.  Our unique focus is on the individual, families, work, career and its interrelationships.

Overview of the Course:

Textiles and Fashion students will explore careers in textiles, fashion and apparel as well as acquire the necessary skills needed to produce, alter, or repair fashion, apparel, and textile products.  The elements and principles of design will be integrated into creative designs, sketches, and clothing construction projects, demonstrating analysis and synthesis of new knowledge.  Historic, social and economic factors impact on fashion will be analyzed as well using storyboards, timelines or other diverse activities.

*This course is a semester in length.

**Students will need to supply materials. (fabric, thread, notions, display boards)

Course Connection to Mission Statement:

Provided the hands-on approach, students will be able to utilize all skills acquired as savvy consumers throughout life, see a connection between history, economics, and its impact on fashion as well as explore career avenues for future jobs/careers locally and globally.


Essential Questions:

How can I prepare for a career in textiles and apparels?

· What career opportunities exist in the textiles and fashion industry?

· How do I affect visual appearance utilizing the elements and principles of design?

· How do I evaluate fiber and textile products and materials?

· How has a global economy influenced fashion diversity?

Standards Addressed:


· ACCESS and GATHER information through reading, writing, listening and use of technology



· COMMUNICATE effectively

· APPLY the knowledge, skills and values learned in a wide variety of disciplines

Applied Learning

· Problem Solve (PS)

· Reflection and Evaluation (E)

· Communication (C)

· Critical Thinking (CT)

· Research (R)

Content (Family & Consumer Sciences)

· #16  Integrate knowledge, skills, and practices required for careers in textiles and apparels

· #16.1-#16.7 *see nasafacs


Mary Wolfe, FASHION! Tinley Park, Illinois:  The Goodheart-Wilcox Company, Inc.2002*

*Students will receive copies of chapters.


The grade for this course will be based upon daily assignments, labs, quizzes and projects, presentations, formative reflections and a comprehensive course assessment.

Class Policies:

· Be responsible and adhere to school policies

· Be respectful to peers and property

· Come to class prepared to participate

· Have a positive attitude

· Extra help available by appointment; I am very flexible