What: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore the different ways people wear masks, reflect on aspects of our identity that we can express through face masks, and make a face mask that expresses an aspect of our identity.
Target grade level: Grades 3-7 under ELA and Ethnic Studies Standards
Source: Anti-Defamation League
- Students will identify the different purposes for wearing masks.
- Students will consider what identity is and what aspects of identity can be conveyed through a face mask.
- Students will create a drawing and a mask that expresses an aspect of their identity.
- Students (grades 5-7) will consider how racial stereotypes and bias can impact some people’s experiences and fears in wearing masks.