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Lesson Plans


Art History

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Tim Hannon (TimHannon)
Mon, 1 Nov 1999 14:43:30 -0600


Dear Colleague,

I have been an art teacher for nearly twenty-five years and one of the most
challenging aspects of teaching art has always been the scarcity of concise
information about art history. Few school libraries can maintain the number
of books, monographs and examples necessary to do an adequate job of staying
current on this complex subject.

The Internet has provided a solution to this problem. There are literally
thousands of web sites dealing with the subject of art history. Many have
in-depth historical information and high resolution scans of artwork.

About a year and a half ago I began developing with EduConnect, Inc., an
on-line overview of Western Art History for middle and high school students.
You can preview it at www.educonnect.com. Click on Free Online Trial and
then choose Key to Art History.

Our program contains:
1. An overview of each historical period from prehistoric to the present
time;
2. A "Things to Know" section that details fundamental knowledge about a
period or style;
3. A page for each period in which students answer questions about the art
for that period by researching pre-selected web sites;
4. Dozens of web sites that are specific to the period being studied;
5. Critical thinking questions that challenge more advanced students;
6. A test bank for examining the students' knowledge of the subject matter;
7. Crossword puzzles for each period;
8. A resource page that links the user to hundreds of art web sites.

I hope you get a chance to look at our project. Your comments and
observations would be appreciated.

Martin Brock
Art Instructor
Bishop Ward High School
mbrock