Renaissance Biographies

  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!

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

3 thoughts on “Renaissance Biographies”

  1. What fun! I want to be your student, too. 🙂 Anna picked up a copy of The Odyssey (in cartoon) on Thursday at the library. It actually looks so nice! I'm certainly not going to tell her that 7 year olds can't read The Odyssey.


  2. Morgan Finn checked out Moby Dick a few years back and still insists that he read it through. And if he thinks that makes him cool, I'm not going to argue.

    Also, just saw a punctuation mistake when rereading this- you sure do keep me on my toes!


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