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Behind the Masks: Exploring Culture Through Art and Poetry

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Approximately 4–6 weeks
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Judi Moreillon

Judi Moreillon

Tucson, Arizona

Diane Roderick

Tucson, Arizona


International Literacy Association


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March 30, 2016

Wow, this is an amazing resource for both art educators and language arts educators alike. As the former, I was looking for a more structured way for my students to research a culture of their choice and use that research to inform their artistic process (creating a mask inspired by their research). I love the creative writing/poem component and am going to try that instead of having them write an article. Thank you so much for sharing and keeping this resource open to all instead of putting it up on a place like Teachers pay Teachers. I am truly grateful!



November 16, 2010

THis is such a thoughtful and thought provoking lesson plan. I am excited to explore the art and poetry of masks with my daughter's class. Thanks so much to Judi and Diane!



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