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Maya Masks

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Friday, May. 17, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

Free to Registered Guests

A Mayan mask.

Log on for these FREE live learning sessions every Friday. Perfect for kids in grades K–6 to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects to do at home.

Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning.

Masks play important spiritual, political, and cultural roles for communities around the world. In mask dances, Maya performers wore masks of different animals in dance performances to honor their heritage and tradition, commemorate their history, and make political and social statements. Students will learn about the importance of masks for Maya communities, past and present, and then design their own animal masks.

Recommended materials: Paper plate, scissors, writing utensils, and coloring materials.


Upcoming Sessions

May 31 Where in the World? Register
June 7 Five-Field Kono: Make and Play a Korean Strategy Game Register
June 14 Pets in Archaeology Register
June 21 The Mighty Mesoamerican Metropolis Register
June 28 Cartouches Register
July 12 Scarabs in Ancient Egypt Register
July 19 Roman Mosaics Register
July 26 Legendary Heroes From Around the World Register
August 2 The Ancient Olympic Games Register
August 9 Indigenous Games Register
August 16 Legendary Monsters Register
August 23 Where in the World? Register
August 30 Think Like an Archaeologist! Register