The picture above is a mask that I created during the STP unit. Every student in the grade designed their own mask with a different type of power, which resulted in different consequences and affections of relationships. Before creating the mask, we completed a draft plan of exactly how the mask was going to look like, so then we wouldn’t mess up or have tons of mistakes when actually making the masks. We also needed to use some of the principles and elements of art to help us make our masks.
I chose to do a mask that had the ability to hide the wearer’s emotions because everyone has some experiences that they don’t want to share with others, no matter if its a sad or happy thing. If people can hide their emotions, then no one would know how you feel inside and they can’t tell how or what you’re thinking.
My mask has the power and ability to hide the wearer’s emotions. I used bright coloured feathers to represent happiness and excitement, a pale face with pinkish blush(you can’t really see clearly from the picture) to represent embarrassment and nervousness, blue jewels and tear drop gems(again, can’t see it really well) to represent sadness, a thick and black brow to represent anger and frustration, stretched chin for surprised and a mouth wide open for scared. My mask can help improve relationships but can also make relationships between people worser.
This mask activity was one of my favourite task in the whole unit. I think my mask is very creative and unique. Next time I think I should improve on time management, because I took too long to complete my mask and also to find and gather all the material needed for creating my mask before starting it.
Click HERE for my mask explanation document for more detailed information on my mask!
TASK: For this Unit of Inquiry, we are inquiring into how and why the use of power has consequences. For the Independent Inquiry in this unit, we were to choose a person, organization or an activity that is happening around the society. We also needed to write out our prior knowledge about this person and how it contracts with power. We could also include how did the person got power and how did the person use he’s/her power (negative or positive) in our prior knowledge. Lastly, we needed to form questions about our inquiry and to research and find out about more.
WHO I CHOOSE: I decided to choose Pope Francis.
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HIM:
– A pope in a Cathedral Church in Vatican
– From Argentina
– One of the most powerful popes around the world
– Builds bridges with people who have different race, background and cultures (Appreciates people with different cultures)
– He supports gay people and the right for them to get married
– Nice, wise, friendly, positive and caring person
SOME RESEARCH QUESTIONS:
– How did he get his power?
– What opportunities is Pope Francis trying to create?
– How did the changes he made affect the relationships between people?
– How did his power change other’s opportunities and perspectives?
– Did his power affect in any consequences? Why?
Click here to see my research notes
Click here to see my presentation to see how I organized all my notes and transformed it into a presentation