Life Skills Historical Perspectives of Textiles

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Life Skills students can learn about history’s influence on textiles with this wonderful resource!

Students learn about dominant fashion trends from 11 recent decades in the informative PowerPoint which features engaging images of the fashion worn during those times. Students can then complete the corresponding worksheet where they can extend their knowledge about the fashion trends and the time period they were popular in.

Also included in this resource pack is a lesson plan with teacher instructions to help make implementing this resource in the classroom as simple as possible!

This resource has been designed to meet syllabus dot points from the Life Skills Textiles and Society area of study of the NSW NESA Textiles Technology syllabus, however it can be used with students across a range of learning levels.

Pack includes:

  • 1 x 13-slide Life Skills Historical Perspectives of Textiles PowerPoint.
  • 1 x 10-page Life Skills Historical Perspectives of Textiles worksheet (PDF).
  • Lesson plan with teacher instructions.


  • explore influences from historic periods evident in current fashion trends, for example:
    • gathered skirts, eg Elizabethan era, 1980s
    • long flowing sleeves, eg medieval times, 1960s
  • explore the impact of history on fashion and design trends, for example:
    • historic design features in modern textile items
    • fashion cycles, eg denim jeans


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