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Seventh Grade students are working on a collaborative project with the Art Department. They will research countries that speak either French, Mandarin or Spanish and study different masks of those countries as they pertain to art, theatre, or part of cele
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Peruvian Mask from the Paracas Culture

Costa Rican Folk Masks

 

Books in the Library

The books below are a sampling of the several books on masks found in the library.

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Masks of the World - Douglas Congdon-Martin
ISBN: 0764309684
Publication Date: 1999-11-09
A collection of photographs profiling masks from around the world organized by country of origin and tribal group.

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Masks - John W. Nunley; Cara McCarty; John Emigh; Lesley K. Ferris
ISBN: 0810943794
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Presents photographs of masks from around the world, and includes essays that discuss the functions of the masks throughout history.

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Masks and Masking - Gary Edson
ISBN: 0786445785
Publication Date: 2009-09-22
Contains over one hundred illustrations of masks that represents the development of various cultural and spiritual environments, and describes how ancient peoples wore masks to attract spouses, celebrate important events, worship their gods, and more.

 

How To Use This LibGuide

The LibGuide has assignment information, useful databases, and information about where to find books, all in one spot!  Use this LibGuide as a starting point to for your research. 

ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
Seventh Grade students are working on a collaborative project with the Art Department. They will research countries that speak either French, Mandarin or Spanish and study different masks of those countries as they pertain to art, theatre, or parts of celebrations and historical significance. 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICAN SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES

  • South America
    • Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

SPAIN
CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

  • Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic

AFRICA

  • Western Africa
    • Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Benin, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Madagascar
  • Niger
  • Rwanda

TIBET AND CHINA (specifically Singapore and the Beijing Opera)

 

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World Map

 

Don't Forget the Power of Strong Keywords!

Research is more fun when you figure out strong Keywords to locate and identify information.  A keyword is a word that represents the main idea of your topic or research statement.  One to three keywords is a good number to have. Put the keyword(s) in the search field when using databases. Here are some Keywords  that might be helpful for the Mask project:

  1. Masks
  2. Country name (Cuba, Tibet etc.)
  3. culture
  4. festivals or celebrations
 

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Tibetian Mask

Useful Databases

Your teacher will give you the username and login for the databases below:

 

More Books in the Library

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African Art and Culture - Jane Bingham
ISBN: 0739866060
Publication Date: 2003-10-23
Examines the art and culture of Africa, discussing rock art, architecture, textiles, masks, metalwork, and other forms of artistic expression, and including photographs, a glossary, and resources for further research.

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Mexican Art and Culture - Elizabeth Lewis
ISBN: 0739866109
Publication Date: 2003-10-23
Examines the art and culture of Mexico.

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