The Bronze Bow Literature Unit and free writing lesson and printable from A Helping Hand Homeschool!
Geography, History, Language Arts, Literature, Unit Studies, Writing

The Bronze Bow Literature Unit Resources (+ a Free Printable!)

When I taught jr. high and high school literature, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare was one of my favorite books to cover. I made it into a 6-week unit that included a major writing project. (More on that later this week!) *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these… Continue reading The Bronze Bow Literature Unit Resources (+ a Free Printable!)

Learn about Op Art and Kinetic Art with a fun and free unit study from A Helping Hand Homeschool!
Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Unit Studies, Unschooling

Op Art and Kinetic Art Unit Study

Have you ever stood in front of one of those “hidden picture” works – the ones that are supposed to have a dolphin hidden in the field of flowers or something like that? I’ve never quite been able to figure those out, but I have always had a thing for optical illusions. Those are the… Continue reading Op Art and Kinetic Art Unit Study

Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Activities from www.helpinghandhomeschool.com!
Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Unit Studies

Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Activities

When I was little, I loved comic books. This was probably because my older brother had a massive collection of them that I wasn’t allowed to touch. Like any good little sis, I had a goal of sneakily reading every one of them. Maybe that’s why I love the art of Roy Lichtenstein. It just… Continue reading Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Activities

Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com.
Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Homeschool, Unit Studies, Unschooling

Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities

There are certain images that are just plain iconic. You can place them immediately, whether you see them in a museum or screen-printed on a tote bag. Monet’s Water Lilies. Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans or Marilyn Monroe Series. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links… Continue reading Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities

Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com!
Arts, Charlotte Mason, Classical, History, Unit Studies

Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities

When I was a kid, I was strangely drawn to Jackson Pollock’s paintings. I didn’t really understand them, but I loved the energy, the color, and the movement. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links does not change your price at all, but it does help support this site.… Continue reading Jackson Pollock and Abstract Art Study and Activities

Frank Kupka, Cubism, and Modern Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com.
Arts, Charlotte Mason, Classical, History, Unit Studies

Frank Kupka, Cubism, and Modern Art Study and Activities

So far in this series, we’ve studied several fairly well-known painters, ranging from Michelangelo to Monet. We’ve studied everything from the Northern and Italian Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. This week, we’re going to delve further into the 20th century, starting with modern art. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links… Continue reading Frank Kupka, Cubism, and Modern Art Study and Activities

Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Unit Studies

Vincent van Gogh Artist Study and Activities

The works of Vincent van Gogh are some of the best-known paintings in the art world. Starry Night and Sunflowers, for example, can be found everywhere from items in gift shops to picture books and children’s projects. What is fascinating, however, is his sheer range. How could the man who painted The Potato Eaters have also created Field with Poppies just a few years later?

Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Unit Studies

Edgar Degas Artist Study and Free Activities!

When I was a little girl, I loved the ballet. I took classes when my family’s budget would allow, and when that wasn’t possible, I listened to music from performances and looked at pictures of dancers every chance I got. Edgar Degas’ renditions of dancers were among my early favorites! I didn’t really understand everything that went into them, but I loved looking at his dancers. They were graceful, beautiful, flowy, and strong…but they were also real. He somehow managed to capture both the fantasy of the ballet and the reality of the dancer’s lives. How he did this is really an interesting story!

Arts, History, Homeschool, Unit Studies

Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)

As you can probably tell by this month’s series, I love art. Studying artists and their work is fascinating, and I find it difficult to reel myself in. There are just so many incredible things to write about! One of my favorites, though, is the subject of today’s study: Claude Monet.

Arts, History, Language Arts, Literature, Unit Studies

Literature Unit Resources: The Shakespeare Stealer

Ahh, Shakespeare. The Bard himself. The playwright and poet we all know we’re supposed to teach…but how? Perhaps you remember suffering through some plays or sonnets in 10th grade English, frantically trying to figure out what they meant for the test. Or maybe you love Shakespeare yourself, but your kids just aren’t there yet. This book might be just the ticket!