Art Masterpiece: Leonardo’s Inventions—Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci is the focus of a hands-on activity that encourages scholars to become inventors. Pupils brainstorm and sketch their idea, compose a detailed depiction using a mirror writing technique, and antique the paper for a unique historical look and feel. To further the learning experience, class members play a matching game that challenges them to locate inventions and their description. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • One definition is missing from the list of Key Words, make defining it part of the lesson 
  • Have examples ready of each step as well as a finished product to reference throughout the lesson 
  • If possible, invite parent volunteers to assist with the hands-on portions of the lesson 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a variety of materials and ample prep-time
  • The duration reflects the completion of one part over the course of three days, it may differ if you decide to complete more than one section per day 
Pros
  • Includes a story-like background for learners to get to know more about Leonardo da Vinci 
  • Provides a colored picture of a finished product along with multiple pictures and descriptions to be made into small cards 
Cons
  • None