How I Use It
This was great in small, focused bursts: giving students specific search terms or targeted explorations is the way to go. You can't, alas, just turn students loose on the site to read and learn from the slides. I like to give a very general overview of a period, movement, or style, and the turn students loose on a site like this to find a work that inspires them or that (less ideally) they could copy.
I love how the slideshows are organized. You could really do a whole college course if you had the self-discipline and interest. For 9-12 grades, some fences and targets are necessary. And as always, this is not a complete resource: movements are missing, ethnic art is grouped in ghettos-- but of course art history has traditionally been Euro-centric. All in all, I'm very grateful for the resource as a teaching and learning tool, but the high school teacher has work to do to make the human history of art focused and relevant and engaging. Small bursts!