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Attitudes of appreciation for the diversity in one another and acceptance of all individuals is fostered. The students are introduced to literary works, art pieces, and hands-on creative activities from different cultures. Utilizing the artist’s notebook as a format for recording observations and conclusions, the students insert information on a weekly basis. This notebook becomes a written and illustrated depiction of the student and the world through his or her own eyes.
Maskerade enables the TAG 1-3 students to examine themselves, discover their strong, positive attributes, and recognize areas in need of improvement. This process of self-discovery is carefully teacher-guided with encouragement toward self-acceptance, trust in oneself, and assumptions of a right to belong and participate in the ‘community,’ in society, in life.
(Recommended for Interdisciplinary, grades K-6)