Posts Tagged ‘artwork’

Learn History through Poetry

December 8th, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, December 8, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

History for Kids

(www.history-for-kids.com/)

Age Range: 6-13 (Grades 1-8, with parental supervision)

 

Use the fun poems found at this ad-supported website from author S.K. Dinning to help your students remember various history stories.

Review the home page for information about the site and how to use it. Use the left-hand side bar menu to select from the history topic of interest: 

  • Ancient History
  • Middle Ages
  • British History
  • American History
  • Myths & Legends
  • Pirates

Once you have selected your topic, visitors will find a selection of titles that when clicked on take you to the poem. Included on each page are either a timeline of history facts or other interesting facts.

Also, using the right-hand menu, visitors will find some “Colouring” pages, suggested history board games and books, interviews with other writers, a gallery of artwork by kids, and some silly history jokes.

If you are looking for lighthearted ways to add some fun to your history studies, you will most certainly enjoy this website.

Learn All About Volcanos

October 11th, 2016

 

It’s Tuesday, October 11, 2016, and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Volcano World

(volcano.oregonstate.edu/)

Age Range: 9-18 (Free lessons are geared for grades 5-8; however, there is material here for older students and adults as well. Plus, younger children may enjoy aspects of the site, with adult guidance.)

 

Today’s website is all about volcanoes.

When you get to the site, some of the things you’ll see are the latest volcano news, and Eruptions! Use the menu at the top to explore: 

  • Kids Only! – This is the spot to visit to have fun while learning about volcanoes. You’ll find a gallery of kids’ volcano artwork and interactive online games including a volcano-themed match game, crossword puzzle, dot-to-dot, and a game that simulates volcanic eruptions.
  • Teachers – Get FREE lessons (geared for grades 5-8) on plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, prehistoric Earth, types of volcanoes, and much, much more.

The rest of the site is geared more for older students and adults. It includes: 

  • Volcano List
  • All About Volcanoes
  • Adventures and Fun including field trips, folklore and parks

And lots more!

Color Theory for Kids

August 6th, 2016

 

It’s Saturday, August 6, 2016, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Color Theory

(web.archive.org/web/20070629033910/members.cox.net/mrsparker2/intro.htm)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website was designed to introduce kids to art through many fun lessons and activities on color theory. By gaining knowledge about colors and mixing colors kids learn some principles of design that help them create art and talk about art.

When you get to the site you will see an introductory page with a menu of activities. You can follow the lessons in order, using your mouse to click on the “next” arrow button on each page – or you can just choose the activity that is most appealing to you including: 

  • Online Activities – Links to interactive websites featuring stories and activities themed around the use of color
  • Student Artwork – Take a look at artwork created by students that incorporates artistic color schemes.
  • Master Artists – Check out how the master painters used color in their great works.
  • Puzzle and Game Page – Lots of interactive online games and puzzles themed around the use of color in art
  • Artroom Activities – Designed for grades 4 and up, these projects explore color wheels, schemes, and moods.

There are also Teacher Resources and References, Links, and more to enhance any visual arts curriculum.

Fun with Children’s Author/Illustrator Family

July 13th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, July 13, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Audrey Wood Clubhouse

(www.audreywood.com/)

Age Range: 5-Adult (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This is a terrific site for parents and children who are fans of the children’s authors and illustrators, Audrey Wood and Don Wood (their books include The Napping House, Elbert’s Bad Word, Weird Parents, and so many more), and their son Bruce Wood who is also a book author and illustrator.

When you get to the site, use the menu to explore: 

  • Audrey Wood – Read her biography, see her picture, find out some of her writing secrets.
  • Don Wood – Read his biography, see photos, and gain some insight about his illustrations.
  • Bruce Wood – Read his bio, see photos, and more.
  • All Wood Books – See a menu of all of the books authored and illustrated by the Wood family.
  • Activities – Find fun activities based on the books and lots of printable coloring pages.
  • Secrets – Get the inside scoop on what inspired the stories and artwork.
  • Parent & Teachers – Get reading suggestions from the author on her best books for boys, girls, and for dealing with particular problems; read hints for writing, illustrating and publishing children’s books; read the FAQ’s, and check out the links to other sites.

This site is really interesting and fun to explore – especially because of the family aspect of the lives and work of Audrey, Don, and Bruce Wood.

Visit the Guggenheim Online

June 24th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, June 24, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Guggenheim Collection Online

(www.guggenheim.org/collection-online)

Age Range: All (All grades, children with parental supervision)

 

This online collection features almost 1700 pieces of work from more than 575 artists from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Artwork can be searched by: 

  • Artist
  • Date
  • Medium
  • Movement
  • Venues
  • Special collections

Once you have made your selection, each piece includes an image of the piece as well as a description and other information about the work. Click the image to see a larger view. Also included are biographies of the artist and links to other works by the artist.

Art lovers will easily find themselves browsing through the collections for hours.

Vatican Museums Virtual Tours

June 17th, 2016

 

It’s Friday, June 17, 2016, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Vatican Museums

(mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Visite.html)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

At this, the official website of the Vatican Museums, you can take a virtual tour of the Museums within the Vatican including: 

  • Pio Clementino Museum
  • Chiaramonti Museum
  • New Wing
  • Gregoriano Profano Museum
  • Gregorian Egyptian Museum
  • Gregorian Etruscan Museum
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • Pinacoteca

You can view the stunningly beautiful artwork created by masters like Raphael and Michelangelo that are included in the Museum’s collections, and zoom in for details of paintings, frescoes, and other artwork. Information on the pieces is provided as well.

While the artwork will appeal to many ages, exploring the sites requires the ability to read and use a computer keyboard, making this an excellent site for family explorations.

In order to view the virtual tours, your browser must have Java activated and the site must be allowed.

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