Monday, April 25, 2016

Art History Month #7: Michelangelo

This month we studied Michelangelo

Week 1:

We read the book:

by Mike Venzia

For this project, he drew part of the Sistene Chapel depicting where God gave Adam life.

Then I put it on the underside of our piano bench and had him paint it.

Finished product!

Week 2:

We read the book:

Michelangelo Buonarroti
by Catherine Nichols

For this project, I had him carve out of soap.  He chose a fish and I gave him some ceramic tools.

Week 3:

We read the book:

by Joanne Mattern

This weeks art project involved plaster of Paris!!

First, he spread it flat on a piece of cardboard.

After letting it dry, he drew a picture and then painted it.

Finished project!!

Week 4:

We read the book:

by Shelly Sateren

For this weeks project he carved a man's face out of clay!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 37-39

Lesson 37 The French Rule of Mexico under Maximilian and Carlota

We watched this short video on Cinco de Mayo

Lesson 38 The Dominion of Canada

The adventurous chef : Alexis Soyer 
by Ann Arnold

Lesson 39 Emperor Meiji of Japan

I live in Tokyo
by Mari Takabayashi


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 34-36

Lesson 34 The French Occupation of Cambodia

We watched this short clip on Cambodia.

Lesson 35-36 The War Between the States

Civil War on Sunday
by Mary Pope Osborne

The Civil War
by Peter Benoit


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mystery of History Volume 4 Lessons 31-33

Lesson 31 The Eureka Rebellion

For this lesson, the plan was to hide some Gold nuggets (gold painted rocks) in the sand box and have him sift through the sand for them.  Well, between the cold and then the snow, we didn't get to this activity!

Lesson 32 Charles Darwin

For this lesson, we read more about Charles Darwin in 
The World of Animals
by Debbie & Richard Lawrence

Lesson 33 The Continuing Controversy Over the Theory of Evolution

A couple of pictures from the Creation Museum.