Friday, March 9, 2012
Today we began a Waldorf homeschool unit on Renaissance Biographies. I am new to this lesson and will post what I do along the way. Here are some of the resources I am using:
Live Ed! Renaissance Biographies
This website recommended these books:
And some Netflix movies!
Today we did a recap discussion of the crusades influence on the Renaissance. Also we talked about the Medici family (I need to recheck the beautiful book about them from my local library....). I hope to cover da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo. Maybe Botticelli, because I love him.
We watched a Netflix movie about Leonardo da Vinci. ( I had planned to wait a few days on this...) We got into a really great talk about what his religion and sexual orientation was.
Finally we looked at this website and the boys drew/painted a picture of Il Duomo in their main lesson books.
Have you done a junior high type unit like this? I'd love to hear about it!