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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 Mask Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners 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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African Dogon Rabbit Mask

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students 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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Class Experience: African Masks

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students 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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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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Spirit Mask

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students create traditional African art pieces. In this visual arts lesson, students use modeling materials to craft Gabon clay masks that represent beauty.
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For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Mask wearing is not just for Halloween! This attractive and informative set of worksheets discusses this important African cultural tradition, as well as a variety of other significant cultural attributes to ancient civilizations, such...
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African Ceramic Mask Making

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate a variety of African mask types, design several masks, and create an example of an African ceramic mask in this 5th grade through High School Art lesson. The lesson can take anywhere from 6 lessons to 16 lessons.
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Empathy through Masks

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students examine the situation in Rwanda. As a class, they identify the causes of ethnic conflict in the country and how scarcity can led to this type of conflict. They create a traditional African mask and share them with the class.
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Creating An African Style Mask

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate the different types of African masks that are found using the internet to perform research. They draw four different images based on the images downloaded. Students must cite sources used using MLA formatting.
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Halloween Art Lessons: Explore the Mystery of Masks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Halloween art projects take a mysterious turn as students discover the mystery and magic behind mask traditions around the world
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Baga Drum

For Teachers K - 12th
Students draw and design a musical instrument that incorporates a human figure or animal. In this musical lesson plan, students will discover the differences between African drums. This lesson plan is designed for elementary, middle,...
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Paper Mache Masks

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a mask made out of paper mache.
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Communicating Values and History through Masks

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners create an African style mask that depicts a value or character trait that is important in their community.
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Arm and Face Casts - body art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study African masks. They also study African American Art and look for its influence in Modern Art. They research and design their own culture.
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Celebrating Ancestors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a "hands-on" activity, to explain that African masks were and are more than aesthetic artifacts, they are functional implements of the many cultures of the African continent.
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Clay Magic Pots

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create clay artwork that resembles African and Egyptian monolithic sculptures.  In this visual arts lesson, 5th graders are shown examples of monolithic and figural sculpture from Egyptian and African cultures, then they...
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Harriet Tubman

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners participate in a fun reader's theater activity to discover the great lengths that Harriet Tubman took in her work with the Underground Railroad and as a spy in the Union army during the Civil War. 
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What Masks Reveal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the cultural significance of masks by investigating the role they play in ceremonies and on special occasions in societies from widely separated regions of the world.
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The Arts of Sub Saharan Africa

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research Sub-Saharan African art and the regions it comes from. In this African art lesson plan, students discuss art and compare the tribal and ceremonial art and what it is used for.
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Unity and Variety in a Textural Collage

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore texture in art.  In this textured collage art lesson, students observe and identify texture in famous artwork from artists around the world.  Learners plan and create a textured collage of a chosen animal.
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Creature Features

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this characteristics worksheet, students complete activities about the characteristics of creatures they find at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students complete 4 activities.
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Proper Adjectives

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Introduce your class to proper adjectives while reinforcing proper nouns. For this quick exercise, learners find the proper noun in each sentence and find the matching proper adjective in the provided word bank.
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For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students explore the work of Sha Sha Higby. In this visual arts lesson, students watch a video segment about artist Sha Sha Hugby, study images of her sculptures and performance art, and collaborate to create their own performance art...