The fourth graders began their lesson on masks by looking at prints from many different cultures.  Typically, I would have them draw from these prints.  With inquiry in mind, I changed the lesson a little and started a list on the board of what the mask might tell you. The students generated a list of 5 questions that could tell them all about the masks.   Each table used their set of prints to compile their answers.  About 15 minutes before the class ended, we had a discussion of all of the questions.  This approach made the students really search for the answers in the prints, at first they wanted to know where do we get the answers.  Once they realized that they had to look to find the answers, they got busy and were very successful.  The next week when I asked them to draw their own mask,  I was so happy to see more detailed and varied ideas for their clay masks.  The inquiry approach for the beginning of the lesson really improved the outcome.  They will glaze the masks next week.