- Famous People Notebook: Artists
- Famous People Notebook: Astronauts
- Famous People Notebook: Hymn Writers
- Famous People Notebook: Inventors
- Famous People Notebook: Scientists
This Famous People Notebooks set includes all current Famous People Notebooks (more to come!)
Explore famous people from history who left a significant impact on art, space exploration, Christianity, science, and technology through 10 self-contained lessons per each unit. The lessons are constructed in a simple format: short and informative text followed by comprehension questions and a space for written narration.
You are welcome to complete each lesson in any order that suits your current study. However, please note that completing the lessons in order will provide your student with basic understanding of different periods in art history.
Each lesson begins with a short and informative text about the famous person studied. Your student may read the lesson to himself or aloud then answer the comprehension questions. There is a space provided for written narration. To aid a student who struggles with reading comprehension we suggest using the comprehension questions as writing prompts for this section. A parent or teacher may read the text and/or the questions orally if that is beneficial to your student.
Suggested vocabulary words are bolded to easily prompt the student to take notice. We suggest having your student look up any unknown bolded words to encourage proper understanding of the text. You may want to have your student create a notebook with the words and definitions. The student may look up the words in another source, however, there is a glossary at the end of the study.
Once the student completes the comprehension questions and written narration there is a section for additional information. At the end of the study, your student will select his favorite famous person from each unit to study further with additional resources of his choice and then write a narration on the paper provided. Lastly, there is a final review quiz for your student to complete.
*Answer keys for comprehension questions for each lesson and final review quiz are provided.
Encouraging art appreciation in your homes starts with simply studying famous artists. Exposure to the artist and the artist’s work provides a platform for understanding how to analyze and critique art. During an artist study, the life and works of a famous artist is studied.
Famous People Notebook: Artists gives you the tool to introduce artist study in an easy to use and effective format. Each lesson provides background of an artist followed by open-ended questions to encourage critical thinking. Through written narration your child will explore the life and works of such artists as Picasso, Monet, Rockwell, Van Gogh, and more!
The ten famous artists covered in Famous People Notebook: Artists
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Albrecht Dürer
- John James Audubon
- Claude Monet
- Mary Cassatt
- Vincent van Gogh
- Georges Seurat
- Pablo Picasso
- Norman Rockwell
Famous People Notebook: Astronauts launches your child into an engaging study on famous astronauts and space missions in an easy to use and effective format. Each lesson provides background of an astronaut or space mission followed by open-ended questions to encourage critical thinking. Through written narration your child will explore space reading about Alan B. Shepard, Jr, John H. Glenn, Jr., Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, and MORE!
- Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (Freedom 7)
- John H. Glenn, Jr. (Friendship 7)
- Edward H. White, II, and James A. McDivitt (Gemini 4)
- Roger B. Chaffee, Virgil (Gus) Grissom, and Edward H. White, II (Apollo 1)
- Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (Apollo 11)
- Fred W. Haise, Jr.; James A. Lovell, Jr.; and John L. Swigert, Jr. (Apollo 13)
- Thomas Stafford, Vance Brand, and Donald Slayton (Apollo–Soyuz Test Project)
- John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen (Columbia STS-1)
- Christopher Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Sandra Magnus, and Rex Walheim (Atlantis STS-135)
- Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken (SpaceX Demo-2)
We know the lyrics. We sing the song. Yet do we know the hymn writer? Many of our much-loved hymns came from faithful men and women who made an impact on our hearts. Let’s get to know them and what inspired them!
Famous People Notebook: Hymn Writers gives your child an engaging study on famous hymn writers in an easy to use and effective format. Through written narration your child will learn about John Newton, Fanny Crosby, William Cowper, and more! You may not recognize the names, but their faithful lyrics are in your heart.
Hymn Writers Covered in Famous People Notebook: Hymn Writers:
- Isaac Watts
- Charles Wesley
- Anne Steele
- John Newton
- William Cowper
- Reginald Heber
- Fanny Crosby
- Horatio Spafford
- Carl Boberg
- Thomas Chisholm
Someone had to invent the things we see and use around us. Let’s discover the inventors who dared to change history forever. Inspire the inventor in your student today!
Famous People Notebook: Inventors gives your child an engaging study on famous inventors in an easy to use and effective format. Each lesson provides background of a famous inventor followed by open-ended questions to encourage critical thinking. Through written narration your child will learn about Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, and more!
Inventors Covered in this Unit Study:
- James Watt
- Alessandro Volta
- Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
- Louis Braille
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Thomas Edison
- Nikola Tesla
- George Washington Carver
- Wright Brothers
- Marie Curie
Spark inspiration and curiosity in science in your student by studying groundbreaking scientific discoveries through famous scientists. We’re going to take a look at the lives and work of ten famous scientists from around the world. Each of these individuals contributed to what we understand about the world today.
Scientists Covered in Famous People Notebook: Scientists
- Nicolaus Copernicus
- Galileo Galilei
- Johannes Kepler
- Blaise Pascal
- Isaac Newton
- Benjamin Banneker
- Gregor Mendel
- Louis Pasteur
- Joseph Lister
- Albert Einstein