'It is rare in education for a book to delight, provoke, and help the reader all at once. This text does all three with clarity, style, and purpose -- like a good work of art ...The text contains all a teacher needs to know about how to develop thematic, in-depth, and engaging work for students. -- From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins, President, Authentic Education, co-author of Understanding by Design This book details the Guggenheim Museum's classroom-tested, inquiry-based approach to learning. This user-friendly guide provides teachers (grades 2-8) with strategies and resources for investigating art to enhance student learning across the curriculum. For the classroom teacher, Art Investigation provides an exciting way to study contemporary and historical cultures while also improving critical thinking and literacy skills. For the art teacher, Art Investigation offers students the tools to engage meaningfully with the world of art and artists. This unique text features the experiences of the Guggenheim Museum's 40-year-old Learning Through Art program, as well as reproductions from the museum's vast art collection.