Rooted in inquiry-based learning, these free resources invite educators, teens, and children to actively engage with our online exhibitions and collection.
Educators and Parents
Ballet Character Lesson Plan
Grade Level K-2
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.
Elements and Principles of Fashion Design
Grade Level 6-9
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!
Adrian: Hollywood and Beyond Lesson Plan
Grade Level High School
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
Grade Level Late High School, College
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
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.
Online Collections Scavenger Hunt
Pink Scavenger Hunt
Hint: Check out the exhibition website for Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color.
Minimalism/Maximalism Scavenger Hunt
Fashion Designer Quotes
Scrambled Fashion Terms