I use art history in lessons much like the rest of the people who have
replied-as inspiration, etc. but I also teach a course calle dArt
Connections which is art history based. WE use the ART IN FOCUS text plus
all sorts of other resources, including internet and begin by learning
language of art and how to analyze art using the steps: describe, analyze,
interpret and judge from both art criticism point of view and art history.
We do hands on activities also to go along with periods of history.
What has made me happy is that students who have taken the course and go
on to college report back about how much the course helped them.
It is a two semester course now. it was created by another teacher and was
a one semester course and faded for a time but seems to be back and going