Drawing Botanicals like Linnaeus



This 16 page lesson plan includes the following:

  • A condensed background on the artist,
  • 9 Printable pictures (including 2 of Linnaeus’ botanicals, 7 other botanicals, and a painting of Linnaeus),
  • A pair of carefully crafted sentences about Linnaeus (ideal for memorization),
  • Vocabulary words and definitions
  • Materials list
  • Simple instructions that any artistically challenged teacher can understand and use,
  • Suggestions for scaling the project to different ages,
  • Two simplified line drawings of a botanical (ideal for younger kids to trace),
  • References to the pertinent Classical Conversations Acts and Facts cards.

I designed this lesson plan for use in our Classical Conversations community (Cycle 2, Week 14 for Fine Arts), but you could easily use it in a variety of situations.

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For more info and some extra photos, check out the blog post Drawing Botanicals like Linnaeus. 

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