Recycled Fashion Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is recycled fashion? This lesson plan will help you explain this concept to students in an informative and engaging manner, helped by an activity that leaves students with their own article of recycled fashion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'recycled fashion'
  • examine the characteristics of recycled fashion
  • list materials that can be used to create recycled fashion
  • discuss the benefits of recycled fashion
  • summarize the process of creating recycled fashion


45 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.


Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.


Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.


Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.


Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.


  • Photographs depicting examples of recycled fashion
  • A definition of 'recycled fashion'
  • A piece or two of recycled fashion
  • Assorted candy and food wrappers
  • Pop tabs, bottle caps, and empty juice bags
  • String
  • Duct tape
  • Glue
  • Velcro


  • Begin by displaying the photographs of recycled fashion for the class.
    • What do these items have in common?
    • What materials were used to create them?
  • Write the term 'recycled fashion' on the board before defining it for the class.
    • What are the benefits of recycled fashion?
    • What types of materials can be used to create recycled fashion?
    • What types of recycled fashion clothing items and accessories can be created?
    • What methods can be used to create recycled fashion?
  • Pass the examples of recycled fashion around the classroom, allowing students to touch and examine them.

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