Renaissance Unit

Renaissance art is some of my favorite art. I don’t know if it’s the depth of color or the intensity of the scenes, but I find it fascinating. The artists that created them are also fascinating. This has been one of our many history units this semester. And just in case you noticed that Shakespeare is missing in our unit, it’s because we dedicated a full unit just to him. I’ll do a post for him on another day.

For this unit we read from The Age of Discovery daily along with an additional book from the collection below. We did a Charlotte Mason style picture study daily. The artists that we used were the ones from Bird Cage’s Renaissance Art Go Fish game. They were

  • Leonardo diVinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Fra Angelica
  • Raphael Sanzio

We did a couple of projects described in the video with links below, and she constructed dolls from the Renaissance while I read. Here is a video giving an inside look at all the resources. A list of books and resources follow it with affiliate links.






Aerial Screw

This was one of the projects that we did. The instructions were clear and the pieces assembled easily. There were some gluing that was required and wait time for drying. This project took us a few days to finish.

Homemade Telescope

We also did a very simple homemade telescope. It was super easy to assemble and fun to use. You can find the instructions here.

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