Let’s explore American Art!
Show your students that art and art history are fun!
This scavenger hunt is a great way to have your students really look at the details in a painting!
I love to explore American Art and who doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt? This is great activity to use during an American Art Unit in your classroom/art room. I also like to use it during an Election year! Download the preview to see more!
This pack includes:
1. A guide to completing an American Art scavenger Hunt in your classroom or art room. This will have notes for setting up the scavenger hunt and the directions to give the students.
2. Information labels for each painting.
3. A printable with numbers to attach to the paintings.
4. A prices printable to attach to the paintings.
(The prices go with the last step of the activity when students purchase one of the paintings.)
5. HANDOUT (reproducable): (Print both and xxerox Front and Back)
a. A list of paintings to use with this scavenger hunt. Complete with Artist, Title and Date. There will be a box by each title for students to write the number that assigned to that painting.
NOTE: You will need to provide the images of artworks that go along with this scavenger hunt. You can print them or use posters that are provided with some textbook sets or use a Picturing America kit. I cannot sell the images to you in this packet.
a. A worksheet for students to use with a clipboard along their scavenger hunt.
6.. Printable higher order thinking questions that can be displayed with the images and are wonderful for discussion.
(Compare and Contrast) (2 PAGES)
7. MATH LINK (reproducable): A blank check! This is my favorite part!
At the end of the scavenger hunt, students will buy a painting. They will write you a check to purchase it! This helps with number sense.
8. Directions for QR codes are included in case you want to attach those to the images so that students can use their own devices to scan for a link to a website and learn more about the artworks.
TOTAL SLIDES: 12 (including title pages.)
Please feel free to adapt this lesson for different age groups or for a different set of artworks