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Work Clothes 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.

Do your students know what types of clothing are appropriate for work environments? This lesson plan is designed to help you explain just that to students and includes an activity to challenges them to design wardrobes for assorted professions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • explore different types of professions
  • explain what a uniform is
  • discuss the importance of appropriate clothing in the work environment

Length

60 to 90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.5

Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

Materials

  • Assorted images showing different types of workers in their professions
  • A list of different professions (e.g. chef, physician, construction worker, laboratory technician, teacher, and so on)
  • Multipurpose paper
  • Assorted clothing and uniform catalogs
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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