Title: The Meaning Behind the Mask
In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students explore the cultural significance of masks, discuss the use of masks in stories, and then investigate the role masks play in ceremonies and on special occasions in various African cultures. After students have studied these masks, they are then given an opportunity to choose a familiar story and make simple masks to perform the story.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 11: Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States.
Title: Finding the Elements of a Story
Interactives: Elements of a Story Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (2) 1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text. [RL.2.1]Digital Tool Description: Elements of a Story is an interactive Web site where students can learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story. After watching and listening to an interactive version of "Cinderella," students will learn about various elements that are common to all stories: setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution.