purposes of masks, African art, and the meaning behind some of the symbols/designs commonly used in African art. make the point that African art is always meaningful to the artist, has some symbolic meaning behind the shapes & colors, and is almost always useful or functional. With these key features in mind, students can understand African culture a little deeper.
Ruby Bridges--classroom cooperative portrait poster. Every student in class contributes to this wonderful classroom focal point. A great art activity to complement/supplement social study units on civil rights, Black History Month, or profiles in courage.