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When we homeschool, I like to help the kids make connections and bring what we’re studying to life.  I can do this through YouTube videos, Netflix shows, lap books, etc.  However, searching for all of this material can take a great deal of time and energy.

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Recently, I was given the chance to review Enrichment Studies’ Great Scientists and Renaissance Artists.  Because Bookworm just studied the Renaissance for history, the Renaissance Artists was a perfect fit.

About Enrichment Studies

Enrichment Studies does the work  of finding additional, educational materials for you, at a very reasonable cost, I might add.  For instance, Great Scientists costs $14.95 and includes the following scientists:

  • Archimedes
  • Bohr
  • Boyle
  • Copernicus
  • Curie
  • Darwin
  • Einstein
  • Faraday
  • Hippocrates
  • Kepler
  • Linnaeus
  • Morse
  • Newton

Even better, if you’re using Classical Conversations, the scientists in this enrichment study correspond with Challenge B.

Oh, did I mention that what ever enrichment study that you buy is yours for a lifetime?  That means if you take a classical approach and cycle through history every 4 years, you can still use the same enrichment study that you bought and used four years ago.  If you have kids spaced far apart like I do, the material will still be there waiting when the younger child reaches the age to study it.  How great is that?

Topics Covered in Enrichment Studies

The following topics have enrichment studies available:

  • Composers
  • Artists
  • Women Artists Throughout History
  • Art Appreciation
  • Inventors & Scientists
  • Jazz
  • Presidents
  • Penmanship

Our Experience Using Enrichment Studies

Bookworm isn’t a big fan of science, so I wasn’t sure how the Great Scientists enrichment study would go over.

He actually loved it!

We spent a bit of time every day learning about scientists.  Bookworm’s favorite one so far was Archimedes.  Thanks to Enrichment Studies, we watched several videos about the many amazing inventions he created that are still being used today.

In addition to the videos we watched, there were other activities about Archimedes like a printable crossword puzzle, a science experiment to learn about buoyancy and density, notebooking pages, and a free book about Archimedes.  All of the scientists had a variety of activities like this.

The Renaissance Artists also covered many different activities.  We spent some time looking at several artists and their work.  Michelangelo’s page, for instance, included many educational videos as well as fun activities like making your own sculpture using Ivory soap and interactive games about the Renaissance and artists.

If there is the potential for any questionable material that may concern parents (like Michelangelo’s many nudes), Enrichment Studies gives parents a warning to preview the material first.

Enrichment Studies Sale and Freebies

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If you’d like to try Enrichment Studies, now is the perfect time to do so.  Using the code BDAY40, you can 40% off the enrichment studies you choose between now and August 1st.  (This is a steeper discount than is offered on Black Friday!)

Free Women Artists of the Renaissance

If you’d like to try out Enrichment Studies first, sign up for the newsletter, and you’ll get Women Artists of the Renaissance Fine Art Pages for free!

The Giveaway

Enrichment Studies is offering one lucky Mom’s Plans’ reader the chance to win the Renaissance Artists collection and the coordinating Fine Art Pages, a $29.90 value.

Methods of Entry

To enter, simply go to Enrichment Studies, and look through the studies offered.  Then come back here and tell me what specific study you found most interesting or useful.

As an additional entry, sign up for Enrichment Studies’ newsletter and receive the Women Artists of the Renaissance Fine Art Pages for free!  Come back here and leave a comment that you did so.

This giveaway, which is open to those 18+ years old, will end on August 5, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  The winner will be chosen via

Disclosure: I received two enrichment studies for review purposes.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions are my own.

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