|Art History Book goes Interactive for the SMARTBoard|
It takes a lot of hours to make this type of activity, but I love exposing new artists, cultures and types of art to my students. If you want the background of this idea, you can check out these posts. Or you can go to the SMART Exchange and get them all to download for yourselves!
This year, I used an awesome book as my jumping off point: An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work. It has a simple layout, crisp images and age-appropriate info and questions. A bonus? No naked people! (That's a tricky subject matter with my ittybitties!)
And I'm still pretty old-school, in that I like to plan out my Notebook files on paper first. Its kinda fun to see a simple sketch turn magically into a complete digital file.
To make the book more "interactive" for the SMARTboard, I just adapted 26 of the 45 artists bios, used the National Gallery of Art's website, and added questions, pull tabs, animations and video links. And every page links internally to make navigation a breeze! That makes it sound easy, right?! I'm going to use the file for the entire 2014-2015 school year, so it was worth every minute!
|A look at the title page|
|Seven themes - all linked to multiple pieces of art|
|Then, each theme explores different artists and their work|
|Each piece of art is laid out to reveal an image, facts, guiding questions and maybe even a hidden link or 2|
Download and enjoy!