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In this lesson, students learn fun facts about Georges Seurat and his art as they complete a WebQuest (Internet Scavenger Hunt) to answer questions about the topic. Then, they use that knowledge to create an art project of their own, using Seurat’s style, in Microsoft Paint, 3D Paint, or one of these free Web 2.0 tools: SketchPad (https://sketch.io/sketchpad/) or SumoPaint (https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app) that do not require download. A complete answer key is provided for the WebQuest for easy grading, along with resources for both teachers and students. The student questions are included in both a print version and a digital (editable) version to make it easy for students to complete the lesson digitally or on paper. Also included are tutorial links to assist students with the software for the art project. This lesson was designed for middle school (grades 6-8) but could be used in upper elementary as well.

This lesson is great for distance learning/remote learning. You can upload it to your school’s learning management system (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc.) or share with students via Google Drive.

Materials Required:

  • Computers with Internet access for each student (or pair of students)
  • Software such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs

Files included:

  • Teacher & Student Resources
  • Fun Facts about Georges Seurat WebQuest Activity (print and editable
    digital files included)
  • Fun Facts about Georges Seurat WebQuest Answer Key
  • Creating Art in Seurat’s Style using a Choice of Software

Approximate Lesson Duration:

  • WebQuest: 1 (50 minute) class period
  • Art Project: 1-2 (50 minute) class periods