Lesson Plan: Ironing Safety
National Family & Consumer Sciences Standards:
16.0: Textiles, Fashion & Apparel
16.4.1: Demonstrate professional skills in using a variety of equipment, tools, and supplies for fashion, apparel, and textile construction, alteration, and repair.
Common Core State Standards:
RST.9-10.3 : Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.
Using irons in an unsafe manner can result in severe burns. Students will learn techniques to prevent injury and to successfully remove wrinkles from cloth.
The student will understand and demonstrate proper ironing skills to prevent injury and provide for removing wrinkles from cloth
Time: 30 minutes
Iron, ironing board, fabric, distilled water
For teachers not wishing to demonstrate, you could use these videos from YouTube: How to Iron Clothes: Ironing Supplies and Accessories, How to Iron Clothes: Moving an Iron on Clothes, Zen and the Art of the Ironing Board,
Ironing Safety Handout – for absent students and use with the InFocus projector
Show video: Zen and the Art of the Ironing Board . Explain that today student will get a chance to get a chance to experience the joy of ironing and get their mojo – as explained in the video.
Demonstrate proper iron usage or show the videos : How to Iron Clothes: Ironing Supplies and Accessories, How to Iron Clothes: Moving an Iron on Clothes. While demonstrating use Ironing Safety Handout under the InFocus projector.
Give each student an opportunity to practice ironing, if possible.
Students who were absent can access the YouTube video, Powerpoints and online quiz. Teachers may also choose to give students the Ironing Safety Handout, which contains all of the information from the PowerPoint.
Flipped Instruction/Independent Study Option:
Students may learn all of the lesson content online at KPCompass.com. The teacher may give the student the course code: VXMQNH9P to enter they have logged onto the site. Then under “Washington State Safety Project” they can click on the “Textiles and Apparel” link,then on each page to to learn the information presented and to take the associated quiz.
Teachers wishing to have their own class site on KPCompass.com will have instant access to all of their student progress. For a free class site, please contact the webmaster at: Dawn_Boyden@lkstevens.wednet.edu.