The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids

The Renaissance Thinkers: With History Projects for Kids

Who were the scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance?

 

The Renaissance Thinkers with History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 13 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon. All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts to the world that have resonated for centuries!

 

Hands-on STEAM projects that use the scientific method or engineering design process, fun facts, primary source illustrations, and links to online resources encourage kids to think critically and creatively about the political and social forces at work in their own lives, while deepening their understanding of a crucial time period. Even without a time machine, learners can experience the Renaissance!

 

The Renaissance Thinkers is one of a set of four books in the Renaissance for Kids series. Other titles in the series are The Renaissance Inventors, The Renaissance Artists, and The Renaissance Explorers.

 

Try these STEAM projects from the world of the Renaissance!

 

Draw with linear perspective

Build a structurally supportive arch

Create your own Utopia

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $14.95
  • Hardcover, $19.95
  • eBook, $9.99

Grade Level 5–8

Ages 10–13

Subjects

  • World History

Author
 

Includes

  • Table of Contents
  • Timeline

ISBN 13

  • Softcover, 9781619306943
  • Hardcover, 9781619306929

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Who were the scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance?

 

The Renaissance Thinkers with History Projects for Kids introduces readers ages 10 through 13 to the biographies of five of the most influential scientists and philosophers of the Renaissance era, including Filippo Brunelleschi, Machiavelli, Copernicus, Thomas More, and Francis Bacon. All of these men made huge leaps in philosophical and scientific thought and introduced concepts to the world that have resonated for centuries!

 

Hands-on STEAM projects that use the scientific method or engineering design process, fun facts, primary source illustrations, and links to online resources encourage kids to think critically and creatively about the political and social forces at work in their own lives, while deepening their understanding of a crucial time period. Even without a time machine, learners can experience the Renaissance!

 

The Renaissance Thinkers is one of a set of four books in the Renaissance for Kids series. Other titles in the series are The Renaissance Inventors, The Renaissance Artists, and The Renaissance Explorers.

 

Try these STEAM projects from the world of the Renaissance!

 

Draw with linear perspective

Build a structurally supportive arch

Create your own Utopia


Reviews

Praise for Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself

 

The New York Times Book Review

“Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo’s brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions.”

 

School Library Journal

“A welcome addition to schools.”

 

Old Schoolhouse Magazine

“Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions.”

 

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo’s life, times and endless imagination.”

 

KLIATT

“A pleasurable read . . . encourages the young reader to appreciate the unconventional pathfinder.”

 

Publishers Weekly

“Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci’s life and work.”

 

Science News

“This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with creating their own version of some of Leonardo’s inventions.”

 

Calliope Magazine

Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson is a terrific resource, with its detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates for creating projects that Leonardo designed. The accompanying text introduces the reader, in a personal way, to one of the world’s greatest inventors.”

 

Curriculum Connections

“Anderson offers an ingenious introduction [to Leonardo] that crosses the curriculum.”

 

Science Books and Films

“The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler’s attention! Highly Recommended.”

 

Chosen as one of “Our Favorite Things” for the 2006 holidays by Family Fun Magazine

“Decoding Da Vinci’s sometimes ingenious, sometimes outlandish discoveries proves to be great fun in Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself.”

 

Children’s Digest

“Experience the ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci firsthand.”

 

Children’s Literature

“This is a book of fun and creativity.”

 

The Times Record, Brunswick, ME

“Finally, a da Vinci book even kids will get into.”



Author-Illustrator

Diane Taylor

Diane C. Taylor is a freelance writer whose published works include both fiction and nonfiction. She has written educational material for a nonprofit arts program in Dallas, Texas, and has been an English instructor for students in middle school, high school, and college. Diane lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.



More Details

Grade Level: 5–8
Ages: 10–13
Subjects: World History,
Specs: 8 x 10 ,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline,

Reviews

Praise for Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself

 

The New York Times Book Review

“Anderson regales us with tales of Leonardo’s brilliant, often mischievous nature, and the nearly unfathomable range of his inventions.”

 

School Library Journal

“A welcome addition to schools.”

 

Old Schoolhouse Magazine

“Will keep the kids occupied with constructive activities and is sure to spur on their own creative inventions.”

 

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“More than an activity book, this nifty volume explores Leonardo’s life, times and endless imagination.”

 

KLIATT

“A pleasurable read . . . encourages the young reader to appreciate the unconventional pathfinder.”

 

Publishers Weekly

“Bring[s] an immediacy to da Vinci’s life and work.”

 

Science News

“This educational guide gives children age 9 and up hands-on experience, using materials found readily around the house, with creating their own version of some of Leonardo’s inventions.”

 

Calliope Magazine

Amazing Leonardo Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson is a terrific resource, with its detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams and templates for creating projects that Leonardo designed. The accompanying text introduces the reader, in a personal way, to one of the world’s greatest inventors.”

 

Curriculum Connections

“Anderson offers an ingenious introduction [to Leonardo] that crosses the curriculum.”

 

Science Books and Films

“The book is perfect for capturing a middle schooler’s attention! Highly Recommended.”

 

Chosen as one of “Our Favorite Things” for the 2006 holidays by Family Fun Magazine

“Decoding Da Vinci’s sometimes ingenious, sometimes outlandish discoveries proves to be great fun in Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself.”

 

Children’s Digest

“Experience the ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci firsthand.”

 

Children’s Literature

“This is a book of fun and creativity.”

 

The Times Record, Brunswick, ME

“Finally, a da Vinci book even kids will get into.”


Projects


Author-Illustrator

Diane Taylor

Diane C. Taylor is a freelance writer whose published works include both fiction and nonfiction. She has written educational material for a nonprofit arts program in Dallas, Texas, and has been an English instructor for students in middle school, high school, and college. Diane lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.