MASKS

MATH
Count and divide, create a mask with both geometric shapes and irregular outlines. Create a graph showing the number of geometric shapes in the design versus free-form shapes. Contrast and compare the numbers of all the mask designs in the class, to determine which style of art was used more frequently.

HISTORY
Different cultures have various traditions for using masks, like religious or spiritual ceremonies. Some cultures use masks to frighten away evil spirits, while other cultures use masks in theatre performances. Create a mask that reflects a specific cultural event.

LANGUAGE ARTS
Come up with a theme for a mask and write an invitation to a party in which everyone gets to wear their own designs, learn the formal elements in writing RSVP’s.

SCIENCE
Some masks resemble animals, how do the characteristics of animals connect to the symbolic design used in the mask. How do animals use their strengths to survive?

EXTENSION
Set up a fashion show runway of the masks created and worn by the students. Invite parents and community supporters, and add music, dance and food to support school fundraising efforts.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Mask Design

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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