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In this section you will find resources for inquiry-based learning organized by age group.
The activities are designed to provide active engagement with our online exhibitions and collection.




Ballet Character Lesson Plan (grades K-2) 
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Children will consider how ballet costumes and related accessories help to create a character and tell a story. They will develop ideas for their own ballet character and costume in this lesson and related activity created in conjunction with the exhibition Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse

Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond Lesson Plan (high school)
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Students can explore some of the design techniques employed by the legendary Hollywood costume and fashion designer Adrian. By discussing and observing garments featured in the online exhibition Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond, students will learn about Adrian’s unique approach to designing for on and off screen, explore garment construction and textile design, and sketch their own original film costume and red carpet look for an actor of their choosing. 

Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket Lesson Plan (late high school/college) 
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This lesson invites students to compare and contrast the biker jacket as a utilitarian garment and as a staple of high fashion. Students will visit the online exhibition, Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, think critically about the objects they see, and sketch an original design for a biker jacket. 


Fun For All Ages: 

Dress Dr. Valerie Steele in Garments from The Museum at FIT
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In honor of The Museum at FIT’s 50th anniversary, and FIT’s 75th, play dress up with Valerie Steele using objects from The Museum at FIT's collection.

Quotes from Fashion Designers 
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Check out these quotes by famous fashion designers and see if you can match the designer to the quote.

Online Collections Scavenger Hunt 
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Explore our online collections to complete the MFIT scavenger hunt.

Pink Scavenger Hunt
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Check out the exhibition website for Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. Can you find all the objects in this Scavenger card? 

Minimalism/Maximalism Scavenger Hunt
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Check out the exhibition website for Minimalism/Maximalism. Can you find all the objects in this Scavenger card? 



Power Worksheet 
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In celebration of our exhibition, Power Mode: The Force of Fashion, show off your power moves and design your own powerful look with this activity sheet.

Elements and Principles of Fashion Design (suggested grades 6-9)
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Think like a fashion designer! Learn about the elements and principles of fashion design and create your own original design with this glossary and activity guide!

Scrambled Fashion Terms 
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Test your fashion knowledge by unscrambling fashion terms.