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Lesson Plans

video on multicultural masks?

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Sharon Barrett Kennedy (sharonbk)
Fri, 8 Oct 1999 00:00:39 -0400

Can anyone suggest a really good (hopefully accessible!) video that shows
masks from different cultures that would be appropriate (and not too
"boring") for 9th-12th graders? I'm going to take a break from our drawing
unit to do papier-mache' masks with my students.

While I have several books with good photos in them (and I've looked through
the Artsed archives and will use parts of the lesson plans found there) I'd
like to include a video that highlights the cultural diversity, purpose, and
symbolism associated with masks. (We're just finishing up an interesting
discussion about African sculpture's influence on Picasso and I thought this
might be an interesting segue, plus a change of pace for some of my kids who
really struggle with and don't particularly enjoy drawing...)