Objectives:
Ever want to learn how to make your own clothes? Ever wonder how the clothes you wear got from their starting point to your closet? Learn how to sew and leave with pieces that you can wear home! Also learn about the dark side of the fast fashion industry and the impact it has on human rights and the planet.

Teacher/s: Sandra and Emily
Link to Details from the Week: Homepage
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-dwQV4XZf3f_ct7H22STjt89vDOjVeYRbafkCLAdccQ/edit?usp=sharing

Students: Jailynn Martin, Diane Castillo, Lizbeth Samaniego, Pamela Arriaga, Tahnaz Chowdhury, Enmaneuel Canas, Ingsel Namgyal, Tseyang Sherpa


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Our first sewing class! Check out our tote bags!




Schedule of Activities:

Schedule:
Activity
Aim/Intended Learning Outcome
Practicum Experience and Out of School Trips
Multimedia Component
Writing Component
Monday, October 23
Sewing Lessons; Jackson Heights fabric stores to select fabrics and “notions” (additional supplies, such as ribbons, when you sew) needed for sewing projects
1) To learn how to sew - To observe the backdrop to the fashion industry. 2) Walk to two neighborhood fabric stores for students to view fabrics and notions, based on guidance provided in morning’s class (no buying, just comparing prices)
1) The New York Sewing Center, 15 W 39 Street, 11 floor, NYC, NY 10018; thenewyorksewingcenter.com. 2) Walking trip to Jackson Heights fabric stores.
One student will take pictures
In student notebook: Take notes of sewing instructions. 2) What criteria did you use to select your favorite fabric? (color? fabric type? etc.) - How much were the supplies? How does this compare to purchasing a ready made item at a store?
Tuesday, October 24
Sewing Lessons.
To learn to sew, develop skills
The New York Sewing Center, 15 W 39 Street, 11 floor, NYC, NY 10018; thenewyorksewingcenter.com.
One student will take pictures
media content
Article #1: “11 Facts About Sweatshops” https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-sweatshops Article #2: “Children Found Sewing Clothing For Wal-Mart, Hanes & Other U.S. & European Companies” - The Labor & Worklife Program at Harvard Law School http://www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp/NLC_childlabor.html
Article #3: “Where Sweatshops are a Dream” by Nicholas Kristof http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/opinion/15kristof.html
Wednesday, October 25
Sewing Lessons.
To learn to sew, develop skills
The New York Sewing Center, 15 W 39 Street, 11 floor, NYC, NY 10018; thenewyorksewingcenter.com.
One student will take pictures
The Fashion Industry & Planned Obsolescence Activity: Wednesday

I. “Story of Stuff” Video & Workshop - Gallery Walk Set-Up: - Set-up during Prep Time - Hang up 4 poster papers around the classroom with the following questions (ONE question per large sheet):

a) How does the fashion industry contribute to the concept of planned obsolescence? How does this make you feel as a consumer? & about yourself personally? b) Does sewing your own things help to curb planned obsolescence? Yes/no? Explain. c) What can we do with the fashion products that we outgrow? WHat are positive solutions for the environment? d) How do sweatshops contribute to the production system discussed in “The Story of Stuff?”
Thursday, October 26
Sewing Lessons.
To learn to sew, develop skills
The New York Sewing Center, 15 W 39 Street, 11 floor, NYC, NY 10018; thenewyorksewingcenter.com.
One student will take pictures
Handout: H&M Balancing Fast Fashion with Revolutionary Recycling
Friday, October 27




Work on presentation board, handouts




Photo-Videos/ Blogs/ Reflections/ Links/ Final Product: