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"The Masque of the Red Death" Masquerade Project

"The Masque of the Red Death" Masquerade Project
Product Description
Teacher instructions:
This masquerade project helps students to focus on the use of symbols while creating a masque to wear to Prince Prospero's elaborate extravaganza. Criteria is set up to look like an invite. Grading rubric included.

Student instructions:
In “The Masque of the Red Death,” Prince Prospero invites 1,000 of his best knights and dames to stay with him in a fortress against the Red Death that ravages the land. After half a year avoiding their inevitable deaths, Prince Prospero throws an elaborate masquerade ball, during which all attendants, guests, and entertainers alike dress up in creative costumes.

Your task: pretend you are invited to Prince Prospero’s masquerade; however, you must wear a mask that represents you. Choose a mask style and decorate it with symbols to represent who you are. Some ideas to display: hobbies, personality, favorites, dreams, etc. For example, if you dream of being a lawyer, you may choose to incorporate the scales of justice into your mask design; or if you are musically inclined, you may include an
instrument or music notes. Be sure to fill the entirety of your mask and color it as well.

Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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