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Lesson Plans

Re: Plaster mask project

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Charlotte Griswold (griswald)
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 10:23:07 -0700

Christine's use of pre-made plastic mask molds is great. I bought them
last year as I couldn't see how I was going to do it on the actually
faces. It really worked great. We did some with plaster of paris and
paper towels, some with plain guaze & plaster of paris, and some with
paper bags and glue. All methods worked really well, but the paper and
glue, while not as strong was the easiest by far. We spent a lot of
time embellishing the masks and it was all tied into our study of
Ancient Egypt in our social studies/language arts core.
This year I am going to do it at the end of school and students will
choose the period they want to commemorate by making a mask. We cover a
huge era, Early Humans, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Palestine,
Greece and Rome, so I expect lots of outstanding examples reflecting
each culture.
Charlotte Griswold
OakHill Middle School
ClearLake, CA