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Costume Exploration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
What a great lesson, upper graders are sure to love. They explore costume design and the relationships between theatre, culture, and history. They research three time periods, write a response about two of them, then create a composit...
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Activity
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Lesson 2- Costume Design

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Clothes might not make the man but they certainly do help an actor create a character. How costume designers employ the same elements of design found in sets (line, color, texture, shape) to realize a character is the focus of a lesson...
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Handout
Shakespeare Globe Trust

Fact Sheet: Costumes and Cosmetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Theatre producers in Shakespeare's time didn't have the special effects that are common today, so they had to get creative. Using the handout, pupils explore the topic of costume design. Additionally, readers learn about the stage makeup...
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Costume for an Inaugural Ball

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research fashions past and present. They design period costumes for inaugural balls, using color, patterns, shapes and researched information. In addition, they discuss the natural resources, technology and other factors that...
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Creating a Costume Book for the Opera Don Pasquale

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students listen to and watch the opera, Don Pasquale, by Donizetti. They discuss the importance of sets and costumes in an opera and then, with a partner, design a period costume for each of the main characters in the opera.
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Water Water Water - Costume Designing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars create costumes using recycled materials determined beforehand by the teacher in this High School Drama/Art lesson on costume designing. The example lesson is based around the title of "Water, Water, Water" but can be...
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Garbage Bag Costume Creation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create plastic bag costumes for a short scene developed in the classroom. Performances and assessment occur at the end of this quick lesson. A very creative mini-project for theatre arts classes.
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Costume And Make-Up Shakespeare Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create original costumes and make-up for a puppet presentation of a scene from Shakespeare in this week long creative project. Performances of the Shakespeare scenes end this instructional activity geared towards state and...
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Assessment
Noyce Foundation

Rabbit Costumes

For Teachers 6th Standards
How many rabbit costumes can be made? This is the focus question of an activity that requires scholars to use multiplication and division of fractions to solve a real-world problem. They determine the amount of fabric necessary for eight...
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Worksheet
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Costumes

For Students 6th - 8th
In this theater worksheet, students find the words related to the subject of costumes for a play. The answers are found while clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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Lesson Plan
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ARTSEDGE: Creating Costumes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young designers examine famous monarch portraits and costume books, create a design for the emperor, examine fabric samples and choose a type and color for their costume. They sketch the costume and present it in a class fashion show.
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Worksheet
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Halloween Costume

For Students K - 3rd
In this Halloween worksheet, learners write or draw to respond to three different prompts. Students write/draw about their Halloween costume, what it would look like and their Halloween gift. This is a great worksheet since you can make...
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Costume Building with Recyclable Items

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create costumes that match a description of a character using only recyclable objects.
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What Do Halloween Costumes Say?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
  Students analyze Halloween costumes they find in magazines to categorize their findings.  In this holiday lesson, students discuss their findings about the costumes based on four different elements.  
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Worksheet
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Squigly’s Halloween Costume Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Squigly's Halloween costume worksheet, students locate and circle twenty six terms associated with Halloween in a word search puzzle.
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Lesson Plan
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Paper Plays

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider alternate uses of everyday items and create costumes and props from these items for skits to entertain Students.
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Lights, Camera, Action...Crossing the Delaware in 9 Scenes

For Teachers 8th
How does reading a drama differ from reading a novel? Middle schoolers become playwrights and explore these differences. After viewing the A&E movie,"The Crossing," groups create stage directions, write dialogue, and design sets and...
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The Boston Tea Party: Costume Optional?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the events of the Boston Tea Party. They read and analyze first-hand accounts, answer discussion questions, develop a chart of facts, and create a newspaper article, letter, or factual report.
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Lesson Plan
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Totem Pole and Native American Costume

For Teachers K
Students create a totem pole, Native American costume, and Native American mask. They discuss design elements, view a slideshow, and using various craft materials construct a totem pole with various face designs, a Native American...
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Costumes, Identity, And Jewish Women's History

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students research and analyze the role of women in our society and question the demands placed on women having to deal with issues concerning appearance, their persona's, costumes, dress as well as the choices they make in the...
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Worksheet
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Tudor Costume Crossword

For Students 5th - 6th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the clues related to the Tudor costumes. Students complete the puzzle with 9 words.
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Activity
Dick Blick

Mardi-Gras Mask

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style with beautiful sparkling masks! Class members use provided materials to create their own Mardi Gras masks and then don their costumes for a fun masquerade.
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Activity
Oxford Cambridge

Set and Prop Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between set dressing and a prop? Between a costume accessory and a personal prop? As part of their study of set and prop design, class members engage in a series of activities that prepare them to design a prop for...
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Medieval Feast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recreate a medieval feast, complete with medieval food, costumes, and typical feast customs and procedures. They research and select recipes to prepare, and present their costumes with oral presentations.

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