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Perfectly Suited: Clothing and Social Change in America (1995)

The lesson plans in this 1995 issue of From Art to Zoo encourage students to think about the interaction of clothing and society. Click on the PDF icon to download.

The focus is on late-nineteenth-century clothing and its reflection of middle-class ideals. In one activity, students try to match clothing styles with events in history of the same period. You might try a similar exercise briefly for yourself with the pictures here: three hats and three aircraft from the National Air and Space Museum. Match them up by the decades they have in common!