Block A - The History of British Clothing
Study the history of clothing in Britain from 1066 through to the present day. Learn about the key changes in fashion, materials and manufacturing processes and gain an understanding of this aspect of social history in Britain. Finish your topic by meeting a design challenge brief and putting on a catwalk show!
Discover the development of clothing from 1066 to the Present Day in the British Isles- learn about the changes in fashion, materials and in the manufacturing processes. Consider how these changes were brought about by changes in society. Make a final pictorial timeline showing the development of a key item of clothing.
This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Explore the world of clothes and how we wear certain types of clothing. Examine how materials and styles have changed over time.
Study and examine different styles of clothing covering: the Middle Ages and the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries.
Explore the Tudors from the 16th Century and how their clothing was influenced by the time period.
Explore the Stuarts from the 17th Century and how the politics and religion of the period influenced their clothing and identified people.
Explore Georgian society in the 18th Century. Examine how Georgian high society dressed and acted at society balls.
Explore Victorian society in the 19th Century. Investigate how Queen Victoria affected British fashions.
Explore the early 20th Century and how the two world wars affected the way people dressed in a time when materials were scarce.
Examine late 20th Century and how changes in attitudes and manufacturing techniques have enabled people to express themselves more freely.
Take a look at the 21st Century and beyond, then use your imagination to design a futuristic outfit.
Final evaluation project- create pictorial timeline of Britain using clothing developments and changes in fashions and materials.