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Topic: Wardrobe planning and selection 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 15.  Understands how knowledge and skills related to clothing and textiles affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands principles to follow when planning a wardrobe and preparing a clothing budget (e.g., knows available resources, understands the impact of clothing care requirements on overall wardrobe costs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands principles to follow when planning a wardrobe
     2.Understands principles to follow when preparing a clothing budget
     3.Knows available resources when planning a wardrobe or a clothing budget
     4.Understands the impact of clothing care requirements on overall wardrobe costs
   Benchmark 2.Understands the relationships between clothing, behavior, and social expectations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationships between clothing and behavior
     2.Understands the relationships between clothing and social expectations
   Benchmark 3.Uses strategies to evaluate clothing and accessory purchases (e.g., construction, cost, care)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses strategies to evaluate clothing purchases
     2.Uses strategies to evaluate accessory purchases
     3.Uses the construction of clothing or accessories to evaluate purchases
     4.Uses the cost of clothing or accessories to evaluate purchases
     5.Uses the care requirements of clothing or accessories to evaluate purchases
   Benchmark 4.Understands the factors involved in choosing individual and family apparel (e.g., understands the functions of clothing; understands clothing selection to accommodate various ages, lifestyles, special needs groups, and careers; understands the relationship between apparel decisions, peer influence, self-esteem, and personal effectiveness)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the factors involved in choosing individual apparel
     2.Understands the factors involved in choosing family apparel
     3.Understands the functions of clothing
     4.Understands clothing selection to accommodate various ages, lifestyles, special needs groups, and careers
     5.Understands the relationship between apparel decisions, peer influence, self-esteem, and personal effectiveness
   Benchmark 5.Understands the influence of advertising and technology on clothing decisions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of advertising on clothing decisions
     2.Understands the influence of technology on clothing decisions
   Benchmark 9.Understands the elements and principles of design and the characteristics of textiles and apparel selection as applied to family wardrobe management
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the elements of design as applied to family wardrobe management
     2.Understands the principles of design as applied to family wardrobe management
     3.Understands the characteristics of textiles selection as applied to family wardrobe management
     4.Understands the characteristics of apparel selection as applied to family wardrobe management
   Benchmark 10.Understands consumer rights and responsibilities as they relate to clothing purchases, and knows sources of consumer information regarding clothing and textile information
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands consumer rights as they relate to clothing purchases
     2.Understands consumer responsibilities as they relate to clothing purchases
     3.Knows sources of consumer information regarding clothing information
     4.Knows sources of consumer information regarding textile information
 Standard 16.  Understands important concepts and skills related to careers in the textiles and apparel industries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how apparel selection is related to the social, physical, and psychological needs of clients
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how apparel selection is related to the social needs of clients
     2.Understands how apparel selection is related to the physical needs of clients
     3.Understands how apparel selection is related to the psychological needs of clients