African Clay Masks
Learners create a clay mask with African characteristics. They discuss what masks are used for. They draw a picture of their own African mask. They apply features to their masks by scoring and applying slip.
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Zora Hurston Teacher's Guide
Students explore American culture by reading classic literature in class. In this African-American history instructional activity, students read the story Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree while identifying the work and contributions...
1st - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Sculpting and Riddles-African Nkisi Nkondi
Students practice sculpting a face inspired by the face of the "Nkisi." In this sculpting lesson, students use dry clay to sculpt a face using their fingers. Students are shown the "Nkisi" and discuss what the purpose might have been for...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Spirit Mask Ashira/Bapunu, Ogowe River, Gabon
Explore the concept of beauty as it has been seen through the eyes of various African tribal groups. Learners create masks of beauty as they see it, taking the African concept of inner beauty into consideration. This lesson is great for...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts