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St Patrick's Primary School

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Clothes in the past

Learning Intentions

To use knowledge of natural and raw materials to discuss how clothes were made in Victorian times.

To understand that crude oil is significant in modern clothing production.

To use knowledge of fractions percentages and measurement to discuss the pie chart on modern clothing production.

To know how clothing varies in different parts of the world, today and in the past.


Lets discuss the pictures below from the Victorian era (1837-1901)

Look at the pie chart below. It tells us something about how modern clothing is made. Many of the materials did not exist until recently, so which materials have been used to make clothes for centuries.


Choose one from the list of materials below

Silk, satin, velvet, cotton, leather, nylon, linen, wool, polyester, 

Research the material.

Try to find out what clothes are made from it.

Where it comes from?

Is it natural or manufactured?

Is it expensive?