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Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Children of the World Day 1: Canada

Canada (Eskimos) I decided to start with a close country neighbor for our fist day of our Children of the World Unit Study.  We learned about Canada and Eskimos. Read:  A Beka Arithmetic 2 Lesson 60 A Beka Art Projects 2 pg. 83 Michaels Passport to Imagination 2013 pg. 14-15 Complete Flags of the World by Smithsonian Handbooks pg. 8-10 Around the World in 80 Tales by Nicola Baxter pg. 10 Children Just Like Me by Barnabas &...

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Children of the World Unit Study

Children of the World Unit Study

J loves geography and learning about different countries.  I decided to choose a few countries for us to learn about more in depth.  We did lots of art, cooking, Legos, literature, games, and other projects for each country.  I did this unit with my 2nd  grader but could easily be adapted for use with Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  We studied some of the countries that corresponded with unit 3 in his A Beka Arithmetic 2 book. Children of...

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Tot-School Children of the World

Tot-School Children of the World

The boys are learning about Children of the World this month.  My tot is now 2 and a half years old.  T will be learning about different countries with books, tot-tubs, songs, crafts, games, and of course a globe. Children of the World Book List Children Around the World by Donata Montanari Rhymes Round the World by Kay Chorao It’s a Small World One Golden Sun by Renee Tawa Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney Magnets Flag Atlas by Graham...

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Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Rembrandt Today we tried using light in our paintings like Rembrandt.  This is our last day of our Renaissance Artists unit study and we have had so much fun with all this art. Read: Rembrandt by Mike Venezia Rembrandt by Melody S. Mis Discuss: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch Renaissance painter from Holland. He painted portraits and religious scenes mostly. He discovered how to paint with light shining on a persons...

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Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Michelanglo Today we got to veer off of the painting a bit to sculpting, so J enjoyed that. Read: Michelangelo Buonarroti by Catherine Nichols Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmsth_9KouM Discuss:Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475- 1564) was an Italian Renaissance sculpture and painter. He studied the human body to get his sculptors to look life like. He also painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Raphael Today was fun because we got out the scrapbooks and looked at J’s baby pictures since Raphael did a lot of Madonna and Child paintings. Read: Raphael by Adam G. Klein Discuss: Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, (1483- 1520) was a master artist very young. He was said to be as good ad Da Vinci and Michelangelo. He had many patrons and painted frescoes and tapestries for them. He was an Italian Renaissance artist. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Da Vinci We actually ended up spending a couple days for Da Vinci, since he did so much. Read: Magic Tree House #38 Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew Leonardo’s Horse by Jean Fritz Watch: The Animated Hero Classics Leonardo da Vinci Discuss: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance artist and inventor. He is...

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Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Botticelli Botticelli did round paintings so we tried to think of round things to paint today. Discuss: Botticelli (1445-1510) was an early Renaissance artist. He painted religious scenes and Greek mythology. He was known for making his paintings look like there is a gentle movement in them. Like the wind flowing through a girls hair. He also started painting round pieces which was popular at the time. He also painted some of his pieces in...

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Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Limbourg Brothers Today we had fun with seasons.  The Limbourg Brothers painted pictures from different seasons so we tried to copy some of their work then we made our own modern seasons painting. Read: The Duke and the Peasant by Sister Wendy Beckett Discuss: The 3 brothers were hired by Duc de Berry to paint the pictures in his prayer book called The Book of Hours. The Limbourg Brother (1375-1416) practiced illuminated and manuscript...

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Renaissance Artists Day 1: Giotto

Renaissance Artists Day 1: Giotto

Giotto Our first artists is Giotto.  We learned that Renaissance Art is mostly Biblical scenes. Read: Giotto by Mike Venezia look at the paintings in The Glorious Impossible by Madeleine L’engle Discuss: Giotto de Bondone (1266-1337) is from Florence, Italy during the Renaissance period. Find Florence, Italy on the map. When he was a boy he watched his father’s sheep in the fields. It got lonely so he started drawing on the...

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