World Unit : France : Art


After reading and learning about France chronologically, starting with the cave paintings of Lascaux, learning about its geography, some history, focusing in few important people in France’s history, we arrived at the time when art had a huge rebirth.  Between the 1800’s and early 1900’s when the Impressionists became the group that seemed to have rebelled from what was the norm in art up until then.


We watched this video, and decided which artist we would learn first.  We started with Edgar Degas and then to Claude Monet. We then followed with August Renoir and then Mary Cassatt (those to come later.)

These are the books and videos we used and came back to while studying the Impressionists:



I think we will continue to study the Impressionists in the fall.  We had a lot of fun, and after seeing some of the original paintings this month when we are in France I am sure it will be fun to remember them.

As always, if you have any suggestions on books, videos, websites, or any resources please do leave them in the comments here, for everyone to see.  Thanks for coming to visit, hope this can be of help.



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