Famous Figures of the Renaissance
Our price: $15.95
In government schools, history tends to be a read-only subject. Thankfully, however, your home-schooled children have options. If you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama, the Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement.
Each meticulous Famous Figures of the Renaissance illustration is based on authentic mosaics, paintings, and sculptures. Easy-to-assemble colored characters are printed on heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the figures, punch holes where directed, attach some common fasteners, and your Famous Figures of the Renaissance are ready to take center stage as your child reenacts the time period.
If your student is an avid artist, she will be pleased to discover that a colorable version of each figure is also included on the same sturdy cardstock. Fill in each figure with hues as realistic or exotic as you wish.
Famous Figures of the Renaissance includes figures of ten key people from the time period, including Johannes Gutenberg, Christopher Columbus, Isabella I, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, and Galileo Galilei. A detailed biography section provides key information about the characters. A companion reading list for each figure is included for parent/teacher read-alouds and independent readers.
Publisher: Figures in Motion
Publication Date: 2016
Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie
Faith-Based: No. Covers some historical figures that have religious as well as secular significance, but remains historical rather than inspirational.
Awards and Endorsements:
Mom's Choice Gold Award
2009 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
Bronze Medal in the 2009 Independent Book Publishers Awards
2009 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
2009 IndieFab Award Finalist
Independent Book Publishers Association - Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist
2009 Family Choice Award
This has been a great way to reinforce history concepts. My first grader has thoroughly enjoyed putting them together. It’s great to have both options to color it yourself or use one that’s already colored. The moving parts are really well done and I love the little cards that go with each figure. Once we’ve put together several I’m looking forward to acting out some scenes with the puppets!
Super fun way to teach kids about famous people in history. My girls really enjoy designing their own figure and learning about the person.
My daughter loves these. She plays with all the figures and actually wants to read the little bios on each one.
These figures really bring The Story of the World book even further to life. My son has enjoyed colouring the figures and I've been busy fixing them all together. We have enjoyed finding out about each figure with the in depth information in the book, and tying them in with our read aloud.
My 7 year old boy is very crafty, and has been good with scissors and glue from a young age. He has had a blast putting these together and telling us who they are. He won't read the descriptions, but I can read them to him, and they go along with what we are learning in history this year, so he will hear about most of them at a later date. He's the type to learn by asking lots and LOTS of questions, so these are great conversation starters. At one point we had a whole bunch of them taped up to the wall in chronological order. Great fun!