Grades 3-8 (DVD 15 min.)
This 1977 historical look at fiber, narrated by Orson Wells, follows the history of wool from before Egyptian times to the present day. This movie ties easily to social studies curriculum, as it discusses how England withheld sheep from the early colonists to control the economics of the colony. Old and new spinning techniques and looms in operation are shown.
Lesson plans associated with this video can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.