Can you name 3 famous landmarks in Italy? What about 2 famous philosophers? Or, even a famous composer? That’s right–this week we are off to explore Italy!
This year we are taking a virtual trip around the world, learning about different cultures, countries, missionaries, and more. During our studies we are learning about the history of each country, its food, and even some of its history.
Below is a list of resources we used to learn more about this fascinating country. May these fun resources help your study of the Italy come alive too!Come learn about Italy's culture, history, composers & food in these fun-filled geography lessons!Click To Tweet
Engaging Geography Resources for the Study of Italy
- Living in Italy by Chloe Perkins and Tom Woolley
- If You Were Me and Lived In…Italy by Carole P. Roman and Kelsea Wierenga
- Blockhead: The life of Fibonacci by Joseph D’Agnese
- Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
- Ancient Rome and Pompeii by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
- Pompeii…Buried Alive! by Edith Kunhardt Davis
- Who was Galileo? by Patricia Brennan Demuth and John O’Brien
- Starry Messenger by Peter Sís
- Who was Leonardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards and True Kelley
- Da Vinci by Mike Venezia
- Leonardo da Vinci by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
- Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer by Robert Byrd
- Leonardo’s Horse by Jean Fritz
- Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
- I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman and Tom Shefelman
- Augustine of Hippo by Simonetta Carr
- Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi by Tomie dePaola
- Complete this worksheet on Italy
- Color the Italy flag
- Learn how to write in Roman numerals and then see if you can complete this worksheet (without looking at the answers first)
- Try your hand at making Gelato
- Conduct your own scientific experiment like Galileo. Do heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones?
- See if you can re-create the Mona Lisa mosaic style. Begin by printing this copy on a piece of paper. Cut the painting evenly into 12 to 24 pieces. Next, cut another piece of paper into the exact same number of pieces. Given only one piece of the painting at a time, can you recreate the Mona Lisa?
- Check out all the major composers from Italy in the Sphinx kids composer gallery