The Dress the Part Web activity introduces students to eighteenth-century clothing and its relationship to social status. Students are invited to appropriately clothe one male and one female individual from each level of society. Clicking on the social status link below each pair of individuals reveals more information about their role in colonial society. Clicking on specific items of clothing also learn yields more information about it and how it was worn. If needed, a Help button offers students hints on how to dress each colonial person.
Using Dress the Part enables students to more accurately visualize the Betwixt Folly and Fate role playing game characters and to better understand their daily lives and experiences as members of eighteenth-century Virginia society.