Masks of Mexico Teacher Resource Pages!
These resource pages are designed to support teachers bringing students to the Arizona State Museum on a Masks of Mexico guided program or for self-guided visits. During the guided themed interpretive program, students receive a tour of the exhibition and then rotate through stations using hands-on objects, charts, diagrams and books, and particpating in such activities as making their own codice and paper mask and writing poetry. Self-guided visits are tours you lead yourself. The exhibition text is available on-line to help you prepare to guide your students. See the side panel to find links to a map, vocabulary and more. Also on line is a treasure hunt, bibliographies and podcasts related to the exhibition.
Introduction to the self-guided Masks of Mexico school program
Masks of Mexico: Santos, Diablos y Más is visually stimulating exhibition at the Arizona State Museum—and a perfect setting for your students to learn more about Mexican culture and history. Hundreds of colorful masks and associated artifacts are on display with informative interpretive labels in both English and Spanish.
The Masks of Mexico exhibition is organized chronologically, and after a stunning wall of introductory masks, you and your students will go through areas demonstrating the use of masks in pre-Hispanic times; the impact of the Spanish Conquest; masked dramas in Mexico today; masks from Northwest Mexico; the popular masked Lucha Libre (freestyle wrestling); a mask-maker’s shop; costumed masqueraders in a street scene; video footage of masked dances; and information about collecting Mexican masks as folk art.
More about the Masks of Mexico exhibition