In government schools, history tends to be a read-only subject. Thankfully, however, your home-schooled children have options. The Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement if you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama.
Each meticulous Famous Figures of the Middle Ages & Renaissance illustration is based on authentic mosaics, paintings, and sculptures. Easy-to-assemble colored characters are printed on wood-free heavy cardstock with perforated pages for trouble-free removal. Cut out the figures, punch holes where directed, and attach some standard fasteners. Your Famous Figures of the Middle Ages & Renaissance characters are ready to take center stage as your child reenacts the 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 Middle Ages & Renaissance include figures of 21 key people from the period, including Justinian I, Theodora, Charlemagne, Leif Eriksson, William the Conqueror, Richard the Lionheart, Genghis Khan, Francis of Assisi, Marco Polo, Suleiman the Magnificent, Joan of Arc, 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 essential information about the characters. A companion reading list for each figure is included for parent/teacher read-aloud and independent readers.
Color the detailed figures, then use a hole punch and standard fasteners to animate their arms and legs. Plan to do one figure every 1-2 weeks, or time them to match up with Story of the World 3 as outlined in our Handbooks.
Includes historic figures in full-color and black and white.
William the Conqueror
Richard the Lionheart
Francis of Assisi
Suleiman the Magnificent
Joan of Arc
Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher's Information Author: Cathy Diez-Luckie Number of Pages: 96 Format: Trade Paperback Publisher: Figures in Motion Edition/Copyright: 2020 ISBN: 9781944481070 Dimensions: 8½ inches x 11 inches Age Recommendation: 6-12 years Consumable: Yes Reproducible: No 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
review by Greatly Blessed
”There are reading lists included in the Figures in Motion books, so we'll be on the lookout for books from the list next time we go to the library.”