The snow in The Road Roller is not entirely white. Look for three different colors in the snow. Then make your own winter picture using different colors.
Identify the location of the light source in The Road Roller. How do you know where it is?
Think about the biggest snowstorm you can remember. Write a few sentences describing what you did that day. Ask members of your family or friends to tell you about the biggest snowstorm they remember and what they did. How are the stories similar? How are they different?
People are working in The Road Roller. Make a list of other jobs people do in the snow.
Compare The Road Roller to George Inness’s painting Lake Albano. Write a description of how the paintings differ in their depiction of nature and the individual’s relationship to the natural environment. Do they have different moods? Colors? Subjects?
The Road Roller depicts a roller that packs the snow, rather than removing it. How do we clear snow from roads today? How does it differ from the technique used in The Road Roller?
The Road Roller shows a snowy day in Dublin, New Hampshire. Find Dublin on a map, and use the Internet to find out what the weather is like in Dublin today.
Find out about the snowiest day in your town in the last ten years. How much snow did you receive? What was the snowiest day in the last year?
Make a list of the snowiest cities in America. Find these cities on a map and write down how much snow they receive each year. Use the Internet to find this information.