♠ Posted by ArtMuse in Art and Literacy at 3:55 PMThe other day I was in A.C. Moore looking for a plastic bird for my front door wreath when I came across these great photo reference books for $ 5. 00 a piece. They are loaded with images and come with a CD ROM of pictures as well. Whenever I teach a lesson that requires drawing I try to give my students photo reference, it really helps the quality of their work when they have a reference image to use instead of trying to generate ideas from the few images I show them in a PowerPoint or from their head.
Next year I'll be teaching a unit on Pre-columbian art to my 4th graders and Native American art to my 5th graders and picking up both these books was a HUGE help, now I don't have to fish through google or tons of library books for thematic photographs, I can just use the books! I haven't checked out the CD's yet, but I'm hoping I can just pull images off of it and put them into my digital files for presentations. This is the best new thing I've found all week! :)