Masks are a part of our history. They tell stories about our fears, our power, the unknown, and the world around us. In some cultures masks are used to ward of evil and scary unknowns. While in other cultures, masks tell tales about the animals that live around us.
Masks can also be fun. If you were a creature or a character who would you be? This is a hands-on experience that can provide support for social studies, language arts, and the creative arts. Using the web addresses students can investigate masks, their history, mask styles, and the artistic nature and the materials used in constructing masks. These references can provide students with the background for constructing the mask, telling a story about the masks, and creating a beautiful piece of artwork.
Complete Lesson Plan Mini Masks (PDF)