I love weaving art history into our history studies as it makes it so easy to explore two subjects at one time. You can study artists and their paintings to go along with whatever time period you are studying in history.
This free printable art history timeline from The Natural Homeschool has a timeline with timeline cards and key cards. You use the key card to match the artist cards with their works of art. You can leave the artist name and the dates attached or you can cut them out to have 4 cards per artist (portrait, artwork, name and dates). This is a great way to actually see where these works of art tie in to a specific history timeline period.
You can grab this free timeline, with all the cards and detailed instructions HERE.
Take a look at these Art History Books and Resources:
The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for ChildrenColor Your Own Great Paintings by Women Artists (Dover Art Coloring Book)The Arts: A Visual EncyclopediaArt Masterpieces to Color: 60 Great Paintings from Botticelli to Picasso (Dover Art Coloring Book)The Art Book for ChildrenProfessor Noggin’s History of Art – A Educational Trivia Based Card Game For KidsThe Children’s Interactive Story of Art: The Essential Guide to the World’s Most Famous Artists and PaintingsThe Great Big Art History Colouring Book
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!