During the month of February, students in Mrs. Efta’s Spanish I and Spanish II classes made masks. After viewing examples of Puerto Rican carnival masks in the Smithsonian museum, the students made their own out of paper-mache and paints. Next, they photographed their masks and used Google Presentation to write captions in Spanish that describe the artistic details of their masks.
This learning project was based upon the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards for Communication and Cultures. Through mask-making and writing about art, students exercised language skills in accordance with ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines for intermediate and novice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. They used creative thinking and technology in new ways. In addition, they had fun learning about Carnival in Latin America through mask-making. Thank you for viewing the PowerPoint of our masks.