Because it wasn’t enough for Khan Academy to draw millions of students to their math lessons, they have also included clips on famous paintings. It looks like the project is not 100% complete yet, but getting there. Collaborating with “Smart History”, the lessons are organized by paintings categorized under various themes and periods. In the style of Khan Academy, each lesson is brief and snappy.
Narrated by art history professors (heard by not seen), some lessons are live from the big names in art museums. It’s best to access the art history lessons here: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/
I wonder if Khan will incorporate quizzes here? As Khan’s library of lessons in humanities continues to expand, it will be interesting to see whether they become as popular as the mathematics section. Will this approach to teaching sciences and humanities create a better educated society? Is the Khan method as meaningful in the teaching of humanities? What do you think?