Great American Cock Male -VULGO (WILD TURKEY-) Meleagris gallapavo

John James Audubon (1785–1851) William Home Lizars (1788–1859) Robert Havell Jr. (1793–1878)

Object Details

    Date:
  • 1827
  • Medium:
  • Engraving with applied watercolor
  • Dimensions:
  • 39 5/8 X 26 5/8
  • Accession Number:
  • 1965.24
  • Artwork Credits:
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Object Description

Educator Resources

Essential Questions

  • What does observation mean and why is observation important?
  • Why do artists, like scientists, observe different things?
  • What are some ways artists can be a resource for science?
  • What is a habitat?
  • What can we learn about animals from works of art?

Suggested Activities (2nd-6th grade)

Students will use stencils to draw an animal on the 4x6 card and then create “field notes” around it, drawing or writing information about where the animal lives, what it eats, and how it behaves.

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