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Program Flyer: African Masks

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Content Provider   Cleveland Museum of Art  2007-08, 2008-09 Honorable Mention, 2009-10, 2010-11 Honorable Mention, 2011-12, 2012-13
Contact Information   Dale Hilton
dhilton@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Phone: (216) 707-2491
Fax: (216) 421-9277
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 51 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   1
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History
Program Description   Learn why African artists use animals as points of reference in mask making and how masks are used in ceremonies. Students compare the differences and similarities between African and American masks in terms of materials, and roles in life and seasonal cycles.

The Teacher Materials for this program are sent in the mail - PLEASE INCLUDE THE TEACHER'S MAILING ADDRESS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION ON YOUR REGISTRATION.
Program Format   1. Discuss lifestyle of West Africans 100 years ago.
2. Discuss why we wear masks today.
3. Introduce works from Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria.
4. View brief video of village festival with mask made by the Bwa people.
5. Passport activity and Q&A throughout lesson.
Objectives   Students will explore the imagery and symbolism of African masks.
Students will learn why African artists use animals in some of their masks and how those masks are used in African ceremonies.
Students will learn how African masks are similar to and different from contemporary American masks.
Students will explore the many roles that masks play in African culture.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
Program Length   45-60 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   By Request Cost: $135.00
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Program Fee Notes   * All payments must be made within 30 days of registration.
* Purchase orders are due within 10 days of registration
* Bulk discounts available
* Multi-point discounts available
Cancellation Policy   Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.
Is recording allowed?   No
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider   Sites can connect to the CMA directly via IP - all other connections (ISDN, IHETS, Vision Athena) must be bridged.

Schools are required to dial into the CMA. Please state connection speed on registration form. CMA can connect from 384 kbps to 3 mbps speed.

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