African Mask or Necklace

MASK

Necklace

We have studied about a wide range of different tribes of people who have lived on the African continent since time began. We have noticed have diverse these people can be with different customs, traditions, languages, artwork, history, etc.


For this project, you are to choose a tribe in Africa. Then, you choose if  you would like to create a MASK or a NECKLACE that reflects on the tribe you chose.


This project is due on the day we return to school on

Monday, January 8, 2018!

If you need another copy of the above hand-out, click above.

If you need another copy of the above hand-out, click above.

_____   Use the Internet, encyclopedia, other reference materials available at your school library, local public library, or at home research African masks.  Identify a mask you would like to recreate.  Print out or copy the materials you find on the Internet or at the library and staple that research to this paper.  You need the sketch the mask itself and copy down the information needed on your “Museum Card” – see below.


_____   Using materials around your house (cardboard, paper, paper bags, crayons, color pencils, markers, twigs, leaves, etc…) recreate the African mask referred to in your research.  


_____   Present your project to the class, briefly explaining who used the mask, when it was created, and what it was used for in African life, what the Africans used to make the mask, and what I used to make the mask.  Include this information on a 4 x 6 “Museum Card.”  This card will be posted next to your project.


Click on the links below to take you to the websites that are on your handout to choose a tribe and the mask you would like to create.

Create your own design using wood, shells, rocks, etc.

Your will using the parts of your necklace to tell us several things about YOU! You can choose items to describe you and your life such as: male/female; job; class in society; age; education, etc.

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TRADITIONAL NECKLACE using history!

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MODERN CLOTH NECKLACE using history!

     ∙      Your will use the parts of your necklace to tell us several things about YOU! You can choose items to describe you and your life such as:

     ∙      symbol of your tribe... use your clay shoe sole design for a symbol/logo...OR go to the Internet and replicate that of a real African tribe

     ∙      class in society... royalty, scholar, peasant, slave

     ∙      what is your job...king/queen, teacher/scholar, farmer, fisherman, trader, slave (dig for gold, salt, sugar, etc.)

     ∙      what is your religion...Islamic, Roman Catholic, other African religion

     ∙      what is your education if any at all

     ∙      are you male/female....maybe use COLORS to inform

You can create a modern necklace out of modern cloth if you like, but you STILL MUST IDENTIFY what the colors and symbols on your cloth necklace means. For example...

Click

HERE

to go to a website that

lists important African tribes.

You will have a 4x6 card turned in with your necklace that describes the parts of your necklace. (i.e.: What does the blue shell mean? Does it identify male or female? Or your job? Or your age?)