One of my favorite projects to date dealt with what I call the concept of masking. I asked the kids to write down their honest mood that day. Honest mood. Some were tired, some were worried about a test, some hungry.
Then we talked about how we don't always show our moods to the world-- putting on a "fake face" or a mask to cover our feelings. From there they made T-shirts with their true feelings stenciled on the front. They took pictures of each other's fake faces and held them out in front of their faces. The end result was the You So Fake exhibit. The project was awesome to view, but more important, was its message. "Be careful of what you say to someone-- how you treat them-- because you never know what's going on inside.