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Window Coverings

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Employability

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Individual


 

Summary:
Learn about different types of window coverings and complete a window covering assignment.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Interior Design II
Strand 4 Standard 4

Identify window treatments and factors that lead to their selection.

Career Connections:

  • Interior Design

Materials:
1. Window treatments power point presentation.
2. Window treatments lecture notes.
3. Window measurements worksheet

Background For Teachers:
Be familiar with the window treatments lecture information and power point presentation.

Student Prior Knowledge:
None.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will create 2 window treatments for a window opening.

Instructional Procedures:
1. Discuss with the students that a window treatment is not considered the focal point of a room. However, the wall space or furniture surrounding the window may be considered a focal point. It is important to use appropriate treatments made of suitable materials to maximize the utility of the window. A window treatment should add to the beauty of the room in both color and style. Other considerations when making a selection are privacy, light control, durability of materials, and the ability of the material to conserve energy and block noise. Window treatments can be crated to enhance or obscure an outside view.

2. Begin discussing different types of window treatments by showing the presentation on Window Treatments. I have the students draw sketches of each treatment in their notebooks so they can use them on their upcoming assignment.

3. After the presentation, explain the assignment to the students. Pass out the Window Measurement assignment and discuss. They will go measure a window in the school (our office has great windows for this!). When the measurements are taken return to the classroom, and on two separate pieces of paper students will sketch 2 different types of window treatments for the window they measured. Then they should list the advantages of each type of treatment. I also have my students color them in with colored pencils. It's good to have students share with the class at the end of this assignment.

Attachments

Web Sites

  • Your Blinds
    Great site for pictures of different window treatments.
  • HGTV
    All kinds of ideas for making your own window treatments.
  • Best dressed windows in town
    Good site to show different types of window treatments.

Bibliography:
USOE Interior Design Curriculum

Author:
SUE E. WINKLER

Created Date :
Jul 12 2003 17:42 PM

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