Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review by Homeschool Gameschool

The family over at Homeschool Gameschool was able to use the articulated figures from Famous Figures of the Renaissance to work on their history while they reviewed them. If you click over to the blog she’ll tell you her thoughts on them, as well as list everything she loves about them. “Lots and lots of great questions and conversation happened because of these paper dolls.” Learn about history AND have fun? Sounds great to me! Click here to read all of her thoughts on this great item and see the other pictures she’s shared with us.

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Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review by Munchkin Time

Have you been looking for a fun way to work on history with your kids? Try checking out the Famous Figures books. Love over at Munchkin Time reviewed Famous Figures of the Renaissance with her girls and happily shares her thoughts on it, as well as some pictures and even a video with you, over on her blog. You’ll have to go there to read it, but we share a preview of it with you here. “My daughter and I absolutely love this book activity.  We can’t wait to learn about each of the famous figures and read recommended books.”

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Canadian Farmboy Turns Self Into A One Man Band

This Friday’s video clip from the past is an assortment of short news-clips. My favorite? The Canadian farm boy who ingeniously turns himself into a one-man band playing the piano, violin, guitar, harmonica, bass drum, snare drum, triangle, wood blocks, cymbals, cowbells and chime – together! Inspire your musically inclined homeschooler!

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Facts On Friction

This Friday’s movie clip from the past is for your inquisitive homeschooled child. An olden day ad for Chevrolet, this clip is full of information on friction, what it does for speed and how it impacts the design of a brake pad in Chevrolet vehicles. I can already think of one homeschooled child I know who would especially enjoy this clip!

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