What our Leonardo da Vinci lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Leonardo da Vinci teaches students a lot of information about one of the most famous artists in the world’s history. Students will discover many facts about his life, what he has accomplished, and how he impacted the world of art and science. They will learn that he was very curious about science and enjoyed doing experiments and studies.
There are five pages of content that describe various aspects of da Vinci’s life and work. The lesson introduces da Vinci by talking about the Mona Lisa painting that is one of his most famous pieces. It details some of his early life and how he began painting. Students will discover so many wonderful facts about the artist and how his interests grew to include math, engineering, anatomy, and so much more.
Students will also discover that Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor. Along with art and science, he liked to invent new things. He devoted time to learning about machines and how they work and function. Students will see how this man applied the scientific method to all this studies.
MONA LISA ACTIVITY
The activity worksheet requires students to create their own “Mona Lisa” painting. The picture can be of any object or person. Students must include some sort of mystery in their picture in lieu of the famous and mysterious Mona Lisa smile. They can use a separate sheet of paper for a rough draft and then draw their final “painting” on the worksheet. Once they finish, they will have others try to find the mystery in their artwork.
LEONARDO DA VINCI PRACTICE WORKSHEET
There are two sections for the practice worksheet. For the first part, students will define or explain five different terms. The second section lists 15 dates or years. Students must describe what happened on or during those dates and times as related to da Vinci.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students have to answer 20 questions. The first 17 are regular questions. The final three are true or false questions.