Recently third graders did an in-depth study of the eight cultural regions of the Native Americans- Plateau, Northwest Coast, California, Great Basin, Great Plains, Far North, Northeast Woodlands, Southeast Woodlands, and Southwest. To finish the unit, the children, along with art teacher Ms. Carrie and during class-cross curricular activity time chose a Native American mask and created one of their own. The children used balloons and paper mache to create the shape of the mask. After it dried, they printed off their mask of choice (from research through the Internet), sketched it out and then painted the mask with acrylic paints.
It was a very fun project and Ms. Carrie worked very hard with them!