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The Meaning behind the Mask. [Lesson Plan] [microform]
Bib ID 5677326
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
11 p. 
Summary

In this lesson plan, students explore the cultural significance of masks. After exploring the world of African masks and storytelling, they create masks that tell stories of their own. In these six lessons, students first recall contexts in which masks are worn in the United States, and then discuss their use in stories. Students then investigate the role masks play in ceremonies and on special occasions in various African cultures. Students will see pictures of African masks online, pointing out similarities and differences between different regions. After discussing these impressions, students will hear several folktales from African cultures. Reading together will show how storytelling is used along with masks and costumes to pass on the society's values, morals, religion, and traditional and historical heritage. Finally, students will choose a familiar story and make simple masks to perform it. Intended for grades K-2, the lesson plan notes subject areas covered, time required to complete the lesson, skills used and taught in the lesson, and lists the standards developed by professional associations or governments that are related to the lesson. Activities to extend the lesson conclude the lesson plan. (SR)

Notes

Availability: Full text at: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lessonplans/mask.html.

Sponsoring Agency: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.

Sponsoring Agency: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: Small print in the column of text on the right side of the document may not reproduce well.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects African Culture.  |  Beginning Reading.  |  Cultural Awareness.  |  Emergent Literacy.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Imagination.  |  Language Arts.  |  Primary Education.  |  Story Telling.  |  Africa Masks  |  Drama in Education
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC
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