Leonardo da Vinci – A Man of Timeless Inspiration

Leonardo da Vinci – A Man of Timeless Inspiration

Most people are familiar with the name Leonardo da Vinci, the great Renaissance man of the 15th and 16th centuries. But many don’t fully realize just how much this amazing man achieved in his lifetime! Here are just some of Leonardo’s incredible accomplishments:

  • scientist
  • artist
  • inventor
  • military engineer
  • innovative machine designer and creator
  • toymaker
  • theatre costume and set designer
  • architect
  • singer
  • animal lover and benefactor

Virtually all of Leonardo’s inventions, designs, and ideas have stood the test of time and have significant influence on the world today, truly making Leonardo a man of timeless inspiration!

This video tells Leonardo’s story.

Additional Resources:

Here is a website that gives lots of neat information about Leonardo!

This video shows one of Leonardo’s amazing inventions – an early version of a car!

Topics for Discussion:

  • How do you think Leonardo was able to accomplish so much in his lifetime?
  • Which of Leonardo’s achievements inspires you the most?

Take Action:

  • Visit the Leonardo da Vinci page of the Diary of 1 website to learn some neat activities that will help you think like Leonardo did!
  • Visit the Leonardo da Vinci page of the Wartgames website for some other cool activities about Leonardo!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

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