Teaching American History Through Art
Visual Manna continues its quest to integrate art activities across the curriculum. A noticeable improvement in this book and is the chronological organization and a helpful table of contents to make it even easier to correlate these fantastic art and art-appreciation activities with your study of history. Rich and Sharon Jeffus recommend several artists and particular artistic works to study as well-and many of these correspond to lessons in Visual Manna Complete Art Curriculum. Another welcome addition is the list of websites that you can access to learn more. Activities run the gamut from crafts to drawing skills, from art appreciation to studies of particular artists with a variety of activities and media used. All are accompanied by well-researched textual information and black-and-white illustrations. These are all high-interest, involving activities that not only expand on their history study, but teach art skills as well. Always considerate of the home school environment, Rich and Sharon have done an excellent job of selecting activities appropriate for use with a wide age range of children as well.