The Berg Fashion Library is perfect for use in teaching. The following have been prepared to help lecturers and teachers plan their lessons more effectively, using material from the Berg Fashion Library.
Lesson plans are provided free of charge, but to access the articles and images therein, your institution will need to subscribe to the Berg Fashion Library. For more details click here.
More lesson plans will be uploaded in future. If you would like to share a lesson plan please contact Fashion Editor Anna Wright.
This course provides students with an introduction to multidisciplinary and popular cultural influences (race, ethnicity, gender, sex, religion) on fashion and style. It also introduces students to the ways in which individual characteristics have shifted the meanings and notions of what we call fashion and style. Through various readings related to fashion, style, identity, race, ethnicity, gender, sex and religion, this course will serve as an educational guide on cultural, social, and unique consumer markets. This lesson plan has been designed to conceptually expose students to various types of popular groups and unique individuals. The readings are a starting point and are not intended to be comprehensive; students should build upon these readings as the class progresses. Take me to the lesson plan.
The study of this area of fashion is rich in fascinating content and serves as an excellent introduction into the investigation and development of subcultures. The readings for each individual lesson will encourage students to question influences on teen style that they may not previously have considered, such as specific aspects cultural and social change. The assigned class readings serve as an excellent foundation for the study of fashion; in addition, the enrichment materials listed help students to put this topic into context. Take me to the lesson plan.
This unit focuses on the similarities and differences among dress, costume, and fashion, how different scholars view these three words and how the ideas involved in them are used in the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion and the Berg Fashion Library. In addition, other words are related, such as ethnic and national dress and world fashion. This learning module begins with articles providing definitions and concepts followed by other articles that connect to these ideas. Take me to the lesson plan.