Summer Clothing 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.

Clothing choices change as temperatures soar in the summer. This lesson plan is designed to guide your instruction on summer clothing. A dress-the-paper-mannequin activity gives students practice with summer clothing.

Learning Objectives

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

  • discuss key characteristics of the summer climate
  • list and describe summer clothing items


45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.


Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.


Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.


Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.


Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.


  • Summer travel brochures featuring people
  • White butcher paper cut into 3-foot lengths
  • Markers
  • Dice
  • Construction paper in assorted colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  • Begin by dividing the class into small groups.
  • Give each group one of the summer travel brochures to review.
  • When each group has finished reviewing their travel brochure, have them swap with another group and repeat the process. Continue this swap and review mode until all groups have reviewed all of the travel brochures.
    • What did you notice about the locations and activities featured in the travel brochures?
    • How were the people dressed in the travel brochures?
    • What can you tell about the climate from the way the people in the travel brochures were dressed?
  • Write the word 'summer' on the board.
  • Go around the classroom and have each student share one word they would use to describe summer.
    • What do these words tell us about summer?
    • What is your favorite clothing item to wear during the summer?
    • What do these clothing items have in common?
    • How do your clothing choices change from summer to winter?

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