So, I'm trying to be more hands on this year. I started a timeline on the wall and we are going to be alternating Artists and compsers, twice a week (Tue/Thurs) as we learn about history this year....our first will be Leonardo da Vinci.
Tuesday ....We will read about him, look at some of his great works and add his birth/death dates to our tieline, and mark where he lived on the world map. Then the kids are going to "disect" some objects and diagram them. (old VHS tapes that we have DVD copies of)
Thursday ...They will have the choice of designing an invention or of sketching our pets. Leonardo loved cats and sketched them regularly.
We are using a combination of "Focus on Artists", and "Discovering Great Artists". At the end of the yearwe wil ltour several museums, art galleries and cemetaries in the area to see works of the greats.
We will probably watch, "The Da Vinci Code" on Friday for family movie night. I believe they have seen it before. It would add an interesting element.
Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.