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Published on Apr 15, 2010
Description of Program: English and Visual Art lesson taught by Lórien Eck with poet and author Kate Hovey.
Students will learn how to make a hand-held mask depicting a god, goddess or hero from Greek mythology. Using examples from her own work, the author discusses methods for incorporating the characters symbols and emblems into the masks design. Applicable State Standards: Grade 6 Reading 3:6 Identify and analyze features of themes conveyed through characters, actions, and images. 3.7 Explain the effects of common literary devices (e.g., symbolism, imagery, metaphor) in a variety of fictional and nonfictional texts. Grade 6 Visual Arts 5.3 Create artwork containing visual metaphors that express the traditions and myths of selected cultures Series Title: Homework Hotline Grade: 6 Curricular Area: English and Visual Arts Teacher: Lórien Eck with poet Kate Hovey, author of Arachne Speaks, Ancient Voices and Voices of the Trojan War.