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Students learn about the history and culture of Mexico and its
people through the art of the mask. Learning activities center around the
story of the flag of Mexico & ancient Aztec culture, ancient pictographs of indigenous animals
of the New World, and the Spanish influence after the landing of Cortez. Students are also introduced to a modern holiday that ties the two cultures together--Dia de los Muertos.

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Cost

By Request: $155.00
By Request Premium: $140.00


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Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

For optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.


Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, International, Social Studies/History, Fine Arts


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta, GA
USA

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. The first puppetry center in the United States, today it is the largest American organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater.

The Center has been a leading voice in the field, and has hosted numerous conferences and festivals. In addition, the Center has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an organization for excellence. The Ford Foundation recently selected the Center as one of only 28 national organizations to be recognized for success in management and innovative programs. The prestigious Kresge Foundation awarded the Center three different grants to support its capital campaigns. The Center was also the only theater group chosen by the 1996 Olympics to participate in all four years of its arts festival program.

Contact:
Sara Burmenko
samm@norsoft.net
4048815117

Program Details

Format

1. Students are introduced to Aztec culture through a mask from the museum collection.
2. Next, students discuss the flag of Mexico, it's symbolism, and identify the Aztec emblem in the center of the flag (founding of Mexico City-- Tenochtitlan).
3. Students begin the build the eagle mask (first stage of puppet building).
4. Students identify Mexico City on a map and travel back in time to the days of the Aztecs (just before Cortez arrived in 1519). The spiritual center, chinampas (farm life), and the warrior class are discussed through images and mask art.
5. Students build second stage of puppet.
6. Students participate in an interactive lesson to identify ancient pictographs of animals indigenous to the New World. Mask images are shown.
7. Students progress to third puppet building stage.
8. Students explore Mexico once Cortez landed on its shores by tracing his steps through maps and masks representing his travels and conquest. The blend of Aztec & Spanish cultures is highlighted.
9. Students finish the puppet.
10. Students are introduced to Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that is an example of the blended cultures of Mexico.
11. Students view a video clip of a parade during Dia de los Muertos to end the program.

Objectives

The participant will:

-develop an appreciation of masks as a global art form and means of expression
- explore the role of masks in societies of other countries
- engage in a hands-on art activity by building a a paper eagle mask
- develop an appreciation for other cultures
- engage in a discussion about an ancient indigenous society of the Americas- the Aztecs
- engage in a discussion about the influence of Cortez & Spain on Mexico
- compare the Aztecs culture to Spanish culture via mask art, religion, traditions
- explore Dia de los Muertos as a blend of Aztec & Spanish cultures.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

NT.K-12.1 Creativity and Innovation
NT.K-12.2 Communication and Collaboration
NT.K-12.3 Research and Information Fluency
NT.K-12.5 Digital Citizenship
NT.K-12.6 Technology Operations and Concepts


Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1; NA-VA.K-4.3; NA-VA.K-4.4; NA-VA.K-4.5; NA-VA.K-4.6; NA-VA.5-8.3; NA-VA.5-8.4; NA-VA.5-8.5;
NA-VA.5-8.6
Geography
NSS.GK-12.1; NSS.G.K-12.2; NSS.G.K-12.4; NSS.G.K-12.5; NSS.G.K-12.6
World History
NSS-WH.5-12.5; NSS.WH.5-12.6; NSS.WH.5-12.9