Art Detectives was designed to support Internet-based research skills, expose students to varied works of art, and to provide students with an opportunity to practice writing. The product demo is the introductory lesson that explains the idea/process of the Art Detectives series.
How It Works: 1.) Students are shown an untitled work of art. 2.) Students “put on their detective hats” to track down the name of the artwork. 3.) Students research key facts/details concerning the work of art.
1.) Answer Documents (PDF): Three varied options are available to allow for flexibility. Version 1 places more emphasis on writing skills. Version 2 softens the writing requirements of Version 1. Version 3 requires students to cite their sources.
2.) Introductory Lesson (PPT): This lesson offers guided practice.
3.) Independent Lessons (PPT): 15 independent PowerPoint “mysteries” are included.
4.) Answer Key (PDF)