Monday, 22 November 2010

MICHELANGELO - Online Jigsaw Puzzle and other Teaching Helps

Alisdair is working on a series of lapbooks to display at the Lloydminster Homeschool Association's Christmas concert/open house, which will be held on Sunday, December 5th.  One of the topics he is working on is the Renaissance artist, Michelangelo.  As we were researching the various lapbook templates that are available, we came across a website that has many word searches, crossword puzzles, and worksheets for students to put words in alphabetical order.  There are teaching helps for many of the Master artists but also for many other famous people.  Perhaps this resource will benefit other homeschoolers who follow this blog.

Alisdair especially enjoyed this link where he was able to put an online Michelangelo jigsaw together.  It is of the famous sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus, after the cricifixion, that is known as the "Pieta."  The sculpture is now on display at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

The Pieta

Another Michelangelo-themed online puzzle, of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, is available.  This one is a bit more challenging as there is a two minute time limit on completion.  It took several tries before I could finish the puzzle before the timer ran out!

We will post photographs of our various lapbooks once they are completed.


  1. Can't wait to see them. It's something i've always hoped to do but never have. -j

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