“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture,
society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
~ John F. Kennedy
Essential Question: Why does art matter?
As a scholarly researcher, you will be exploring the world of art through the work on one artist of your choosing. You will explore the artist, their work, and and its influence or impact. You will need to cite evidence from published sources. You will gather notes in a graphic organizer (citing your sources). Then, you will create a "Zen PowerPoint" to share what you have learned with your peers.
Pro Tip! Choose an artist that interests you and is well-established with a recognized body of work. This will ensure that you enjoy reading about the artist and that you will have success locating credible, published information.
Video 1 - Why Do We Cite
Encyclopedia Britannica Citation Video
Book Source Citation Worksheet Lesson
Gale Database Citation Lesson
Website Source Citation Lesson
This section includes PDFs of the handouts provided in class.
Library Research Lesson Handouts
Enrichment Citation Lesson Handouts
If the library does not have a book on your artist, use the custom Google search box below to search for a credible website with information on your artist. The first 4 results will be ads, scroll beyond those results to find credible website results.
Example Presentation - Ansel Adams
Zen Design Lesson Video