Designed for: reading comprehension, close reading, compare / contrast, descriptive writing, art criticism, art history, geography.
This virtual field trip / webquest works with a student worksheet, Google maps, and Google Arts & Culture. The file provides you with:
-2 page reading passage covering van Gogh's life and artistic periods. Approximately 20 links to van Gogh's work are embedded into the passage. Links direct readers to a specific work in Google Arts & Culture. LEXILE of the passage is 950.
- Comprehension / Art analysis questions: 4 open response questions ask students to analyze a piece of art referenced in the passage.
- Compare Vincent's artwork with the same scene in Google Street View. 7 sets of side-by-side links ask students to compare and contrast artwork from the 1880s with the modern - day scene.
Example Google Map
- A webpage (optional). The link - embedded reading passage and questions are posted to a website (withheld from this description). Use this website if you can't distribute the passage digitally. Simply print the worksheet, direct students to the short URL, and students can click around on all the links from one site.
-PowerPoint for whole - class review. All questions and comparisons are presented in this PPT file.