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Kate Hovey with one of her masks

Author Kate Hovey with mask of Aphrodite.

 

 

 

Print Resources for
World Language Teachers

 

 
Download handouts geared to
jumpstart student projects.


Chinese
I-Ching
Opera
Jing Opera Masks
 
French
FairyTales
Historical
 
German
 
Hebrew
 
Arabic
 
Latin
 
Spanish
Mesoamerican Gods
Historical Figures
 

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"Wow! Everyone loved your performance! I had a number of people come up later and say it was the best author visit we've had."

Wendy Osborn, President,
Los Angeles School Library Association

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National Junior Classical League Convention "merry mask makers"

 

Ancient Voices: Conference Presentation for Educators:

Description: Explore poetry, myth and the 20,000 year-old art of the mask with the author during this hour-long, interactive, multi-media presentation.  Learn how Readers' Theater, a Greek chorus, Google and the world's great art can be used to bring the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece to life, and a new generation of students to the classics.

 

Past Appearances:

    California Reading Association
    Ventura County Reading Association
    California School Library Association
    Los Angeles School Library Association
    American Classical League National Convention
    J. Paul Getty Villa Summer Institute

 


 

Professional Teachers at the NJCL Convention with Mythology Masks
 
J. Paul Getty Villa Summer Institute participants


Ancient Voices: Professional Development for Educators:

Description: During this daylong workshop teachers make poster board replicas of the large copper and leather masks used by the author in her performances. Participants are guided step-by-step through the design and construction process and shown simple techniques for adding depth and detail to their creations. Complete instructions are provided for making the masks with students and strategies developed for using their finished creations in a wide range of classroom projects.

 


 

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Sue Sebesta, Lucy Hannah and Mark Hines at work during "Voices of the Past" workshop at National Louis University in Chicago

 

 

Voices of the Past: Mask-making Workshop for Language Teachers

Description: This full day of hands-on professional development was introduced at Chicago's National Louis University, renowned for its teacher education programs.  Participants learn to create and use large, hand-held masks representing mythical, historical, literary and cultural characters central to the teaching of world languages and develop lesson plans incorporating mask-making in a variety of classroom activities. Participants are guided step-by-step through the design and construction process and shown simple techniques for adding depth and detail to their poster board creations. Projects explored include Readers' Theater dramatizations and the writing and performing of dramatic monologues, dialogues, multi-voiced conversation poems and persona poems.

 


 

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Amanda National Louis University with Daphne Mask
 
Amanda Stiver and Lisa Denja at work during "Voices of the Past" workshop at National Louis University in Chicago

 

View masks created at the
Fall 2010 National Louis University
Latin and World Language Pedagogy Workshop.

 

View masks created at the
Fall 2012 National Louis University
Voices of the Past Poetry and Mask Making Workshop .


 
 
Kate can tailor her presentations to suit your specific needs.
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