Craft Lesson #2: Lucha Libre Masks
Resource and Other Materials:
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask
Construction paper, scissors, markers, crayons, glue, yarn, hole puncher
Its important to expose students to multiple cultures os that they can see and experience cultures other that their own. Exposure to multiple cultures will help students to think outside of the box. Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling matches are part of Mexico’s pop culture. The rudos are the good guys and tecnicos are the bad guys. Tecnicos will do anything to win even if it means cheating. Luchadores are never allowed to expose their faces and reveal their real identities. Having the students make their own Lucha Libre masks will be a fun way to learn about a part of another country’s culture.
How to Teach It:
We have just finished reading Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask. As we learned from the story luchadores are never allowed to reveal their faces and show their true identity. Today I want you to make your own Lucha Libre mask and come up with your own Lucha Libre names. Then I want you to decide if you are a rudo (good guy) or a tecnico (bad guy). You can use any of the materials provided. Have fun and be creative! After everyone has finished then you can share it with the class.