While observing a specific image or group of images of the same site, have students answer three, seemingly simple questions developed by Terry Barrett, Professor of Art Education at Ohio State University:

The questions, used in succession, succinctly encourage description, interpretation, and the justification of reasoning. Encourage students to discuss elements they see such as movement, color, dynamic relationships between objects or people, etc., to support their answers.


Lena Benally, a member of Diné bí' íína's board of directors, and her grandson, Donnie, at the Begays' ranch, Jeddito, Arizona
Incorporated color coupler print
© Lucy Caphart 1999


Next, ask the following questions while observing specific images:

Jesse Sedler horse logging
Incorporated color coupler print
© Lauren Greenfield 1999    This page last updated September 24, 2000.

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