Teachers Lesson Plans

My Mask, My Voice: Grade 4-6


After exploring a selection of works from the NGC collection that focus on certain aspects of the social history of the African diaspora, students will create a three- dimensional mask and thereby contribute to the cultural landscape of this country.


Students will describe how artists have used the elements of design such as colour, texture, and shape to communicate an idea or feeling


Students will produce a three-dimensional mask focusing on facial expressions in order to communicate a range of thoughts, feelings, ideas and experiences about themselves.


Students will use grade appropriate art terminology and vocabulary.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson plan also explores the subject areas of Social studies, History and Geography, Language Arts


5- 40-minute periods