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Artist Research - 6th Grade English : Spring 2021 Artist Research

What is art and why does it matter? Students will use resources on this guide to conduct research on an artist of their choice.

Artist Research Task

“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


As a scholarly researcher, you will be exploring the world of art. You will read about several artists from a variety of categories and choose one as your research subject. You will need to cite evidence from published sources in order to demonstrate knowledge of the artist's background and what makes their work unique. You will gather notes in a graphic organizer. Then, you will compile your research in the 4-3-2-1 research task handout, citing your source(s).

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.

Lesson Videos

Video #1 - Artist Exploration & Research Project Intro



Video #2 - Database Lesson Part 1 - Gale Middle School in Context

Watch this database lesson video to learn how to use the Gale in Context Middle School database. Focus on Biography or Reference sources. Evaluate your search results to determine which source will be best for your research. Make sure you find a source with enough information for the 4-3-2-1 research task.



Video #3.1 - Database Lesson Part 2 - How to save database article to OneDrive

Once you have found an article for your research, watch this video to learn how to easily save it to your OneDrive.



Video #3.2 - How to attach article from OneDrive to Teams Assignment

After you save your article to your OneDrive, watch this video to learn how to attach the article to your Teams assignment and turn it in.



Video #4 - Citing Source

Watch this video to learn how to cite your article(s) to give credit to your research source(s) on the 4-3-2-1 handout.