Like our stuff? Please
recommend this free newsletter to friends, family, teachers, and librarians.
Today’s newsletter is brought to you by the following sponsor.
See ya on the Net,
*Michelangelo Buonarroti Printable (free with a 10 day trial membership)
Michelangelo, born in Caprese, Italy in 1475, was one of the most important artists of the Renaissance. His well-known works include PietÂ (a marble statue of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus after the crucifixion), the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and David (a marble statue of the Jewish king.) In addition to being a sculptor and painter, he also excelled as an architect and poet.
“Michelangelo drew extensively as a child, and his father placed him under the tutelage of Ghirlandaio, a respected artist of the day.” This six-part biography from the Infoplease Encyclopedia is an excellent resource for school reports. Best clicks are the hyperlinked keywords that whisk you away to related articles, and the Cite function (small link in the middle of the page) that creates bibliographic citations. If you get lost in the maze of linked pages, you can always find your way back by using the Search Biographies function in the lower left-hand corner of any page.
This beautiful site was created by a web design firm as a showcase for their talents, and is my pick-of-the-day. In addition to the three-part biography, extra goodies include a selection of seven Michelangelo images for use as Windows wallpaper, and two word search puzzles. The wallpaper images are found at the bottom of the Gift Store page. Links to the printable puzzles are at the top of the Resources section.
MSN Encarta: Michelangelo
Encarta is another great site for school reports, also with a built-in citation generator. But these citations lack both the date you viewed the page, and the exact URL of the article. Check with your teacher about the exact bibliographic format you need to use. While you are here, don’t miss the multimedia gallery. It contains twelve annotated artwork images, and a page of Michelangelo Quick Facts. “Michelangelo was a celebrated poet during his lifetime: about 300 of his poems survive.”
=======> Note from a Member
“I really like the Premium newsletter. The format is great. Thanks! I use your site all the time.” Catherine, a Printables Club member.
Printables Club members get six to nine recommended sites and oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids PREMIUM Newsletter. Sign up for a free ten-day trial: