Title: Who Do You Think You Are?
Students will demonstrate an understanding of character through improvisation. Students will imagine and clearly describe their characters through performance. They will relate a character's actions and emotions and create a setting.
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.