I have really enjoyed the blog titled "Harmony Art Mom". She shares so many wonderful ideas that encourage you to use the principles Charlotte Mason taught. Below is a link to her blog where she has a free lesson plan to use this summer that focuses on Art and Music.
The Composer is Felix Mendelssohn. We have loved the CD's called Introduction to the classics. There is one on Mr. Mendelssohn called " The Story of Mendelssohn in Words and Music." It is a narrated story of his life with clips of his music scattered throughout the recording.
The Artist in her study is Claude Monet. We LOVE studying about Monet. We have a number of books here that we pull out and read over and over. Our favorites are:
Linet in Monet's Garden by Christina Bjork
Monet ( Getting to know the Worlds' Greatest Artists) by Mike Venezia
The Magical Garden of Claude Money by Laurence Anholt
Monet by Frank Milner
Dover has a book called " Color your own Monet". We love these books because they are copies of the real painting and it gives you the chance to create a piece of art that copies the original. It is fun to try to make it look the same and also to make it look like our own creation.
There is a series of books books that I have grown to love that focus on either famous people or certain time periods. They are filled with facts and tons of ideas on crafts and activities that help pull in all that you are learning in one book. They have one on Monet called: Monet and The Impressionists for Kids: Their lives and Ideas -21 Activites by Carol Sabbeth
Here are a few unit studies on Monet that I found.
The Columbus Museum of Art has an awesome lesson plan on Monet. Click on the additional resources and lesson plans for pdf forms that will make a great Notebook on Monet.
More on Notebooking in another post. :)
Blessings to all!