History of Weaving: Lesson for Kids


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When weaving cloth on a hand loom, what do you call the threads that run vertically, or up and-down, on the loom?

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1. Humans learned to weave cloth somewhere between 8000-6000 B.C. Since almost no cloth from this time period has been found, how do we know they had learned how to weave?

2. In what time frame did humans start dying threads and yarn so that clothing made from it had at least two colors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about weaving throughout history with this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll be required to answer questions on topics like vertical threads on a loom and evidence of cloth weaving from 8000-6000 B.C.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will cover these key points:

  • Time period when humans started dying yarn and threads
  • An important event that happened in history regarding weaving
  • Modern-day invention that came from weaving machines

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on weaving throughout history
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about when humans began dying threads and yarn
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about how we know that humans were weaving around 8000-6000 B.C. and a present-day invention influenced by weaving machines

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled History of Weaving: Lesson for Kids will cover more on the following:

  • Weaving definition
  • Prehistoric weaving
  • Weaving during the Industrial Revolution
  • Weaving from the 19th century until today