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1 Look at this definition for Masks from Google! So many different interpretations!

2 Video on Masks Mask Video- 10 minutes While watching this video write down in your journals: – The different types of masks that are shown and talked about. – The reasons why people wear masks according to the experts in the video.

3 Mask definition from Wikipedia A mask is normally worn on the face for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. Masks may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body. Eskimo Ceremonial Mask from 1929, worn during ceremonies.

4 This stone mask is from the Pre- Ceramic Neolithic period and dates to 7000 BCE. It is probably the oldest mask in the world. Musée de la Bible et de la Terre Sainte) Musée de la Bible et de la Terre Sainte)

5 Native American Indian women from the Inuit tribe use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.

6 In ancient Rome the word persona translated to “a mask”. Roman death masks.

7 Balinese Masks from Bali, Indonesia Used as a tool to connect with spirits and ancestors. ndex.htm ndex.htm Balinese “Barong” masked dancer.

8 Tibetan Masks Used in the Tibetan opera and religious ceremonies.. english.eastday.com english.eastday.com

9 African Masks Some of the oldest examples of mask making in the world. Made out of found and local materials like leather, metal, fabric, aluminum and wood. Used in ceremonies and dances and to ward off evil spirits. They differ from country to country in Africa.

10 Mexican Day of the Dead masks are created to celebrate the life and memory of family members who have passed.

11 Korean Masks Korean masks were used in war, ceremonies, traditional dances and in dramas.

12 Venetian masks Historically worn in Venice, Italy so that people could hide their identities while doing “naughty” things. Now they’re worn during Carnival and Mardi Gras all around the world in Catholic countries before celebrating Lent.

13 Halloween Masks Worn on Oct 31 st, usually while trick or treating. After 1900 Halloween costumes were inspired by characters from mass media such as movies, literature, politics, and radio.

14 Makeup People put color on their faces on a daily basis to present a better version of themselves.


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