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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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African Masks And Their Impact On Western Art

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore the influence of African-style masks on Western art. Learners create individual masks using construction paper. They discuss and explore the techniques used to create these types of masks. The resource includes links to...
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Sculpted, Painted Balsa-Foam African Masks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create an African mask. In this African art instructional activity, students use Balsa-Foam and acrylic paints to construct an African mask. Students carve out the facial features and seal it with a coat of Gesso.
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African Mask

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students research the importance of masks to the African culture.  In this African mask lesson, students design original masks using a variety of materials.  Students use the template provided to create their masks.
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Masks of Africa

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Pupils explain the purpose of masks to various cultures in Africa. They recognize the conceptual patterns used to create African masks and illustrate their understanding by creating their own masks
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Translating African Masks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students identify traits of African masks. In this multicultural art lesson, students view online examples of African masks and discuss the characteristics of the masks. Students create an original 2-D version of the African mask by...
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African Masks

For Teachers K - 5th
Students make replicas of African masks. They also express what attributes they would want to have as an adult and put that into their mask.
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African Mask

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students make masks. In this African art lesson plan, students review background information about African art and the use of masks. Students use geometric shapes and other designs to create their masks.
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Visit to Ackland Art Museum (African Masks Exhibit)

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe and describe the similarities and differences in the African Mask exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum. They use describing words to express the feelings of the masks.
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The Meaning Behind the Mask

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the world of African masks and storytelling. They create masks that tell stories of their own.
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My Mask, My Voice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Recognize Black History Month with an examination of the African diaspora and a hands-on mask-making project. Learners first view and discuss images of artwork before creating their own plaster masks.
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My Mask, My Voice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a three-dimensional mask. In this people of African descent lesson plan, students examine masks and observe the elements the artists used to create the mask. Students produce their own mask representing various facial...
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Masking the Truth

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the artistic and social significance of African masks. They create their own masks that reflect an important aspect of moving in their lives.
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Class Experience: African Masks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners discover the many diverse artwork produced in Africa while focusing upon masks created in tribal groups. They conduct research using a variety of resources and then use the information as samples for inspiration to create their...
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Role of Masks in African Cultures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners explore ancient tradition and craft of mask making, examine role or function of masks in African culture, create instruments, and participate in class projects.
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Mini Masks: Ceramics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Masks have been used for many reasons throughout human history. They are also great subjects for art projects! Included here are instructions, background information, and all the supplies needed to create mini masks in your class. 
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African Mask Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils view examples of African mask designs from the past. Individually, they develop their own design based on basic geometric shapes. They use paper mache to make the masks and paint them to end the lesson and discuss what special...
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Masking: Honoring Animals, Ancestors, and Gods

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students analyze the role of masks in African culture. In this African masks lesson, students read about the importance and meaning of imagery of African masks. Students observe animals in local ecosystems and create a mask combining the...
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African Dogon Rabbit Mask

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners are introduced to the Dogon Society of Africa and view examples of African mask art. They use grocery bags, paper and glue to make a mask that represents an animal and then stage a dance to imitate the characteristics of their...
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Rites of Passage: Initiation Masks in French Speaking Black Africa

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine African cultures through the study of masks in the initiation ceremonies in French speaking black Africa. They analyze masks, and create their own masks.
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Africa: Art and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Posing an introductory question about the reflection of culture within art, this lecture on African art forms will garner intrigue and imagination. From oral tradition (the African griot), to images of African masks and Western...
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African Folklore Project

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students present information on a particular African culture. In this folklore project, students research information on an African culture, decorate a mask worn during presentation, and find a corresponding folklore story to correspond...
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Emotion Masks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and discuss masks of different cultures as an art form to evoke emotion. This lesson culminates in the creation of individual mask designs and self-directed assessment (included).
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Assessing Presenting the Mask

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use a software program to recreate a mask they made in art class. Individually, they write a paper describing their mask with an loose illustration. They combine the pictures of each mask into a class book for others to view.

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