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Monday, September 23, 2019

Homeschool Review Crew - HiGASFY Art History Video Series

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I was thrilled to get a chance to review HiGASFY Art History Video Series - three month subscription from HiGASFY Art History Video Series.

What is HiGASFY?

The letters in the name stands for Have I Got A Story For You, and it's pronounced, "Hi Gasfy!" Gasfy is a green drop of paint character who helps narrate the stories about art history. Each video lesson is roughly 20 to 25 minutes long. About the first five minutes of each episode is a brief review of what we learned from the previous episode. The program is intended for students in grades 1-8. The videos are amazing, but it doesn't end there. There is also a lesson study guide that goes along with each video lesson that provides activities and online flashcards to study, making it a complete curriculum package for art history.

How Did We Use It?

We were asked to watch at least one lesson per week during the review period. Believe me, it was hard to stop after just one, because each video connects to the other with teasers of what's coming and a review of what we talked about previously, so it's really hard to stop at watching just one. It was super easy to access. I simply clicked on the video links to play through lessons and then adownloaded the lesson plans and had access to the on-screen flashcards and Name That Artist assessment/game/tests. Each series includes 12 videos, 16 corresponding lesson plans that are downloadable, downloadable flashcards and an assessment game called "Name that Artist" to be played at the end of the series to evaluate your student's retention of material. There is also a biblical application available for each lesson.

The lessons were very easy and entertaining to watch as they also presented facts about the artists. The lesson plans are presented in PDFs and online access and extend the video lessons to hands-on activities. Some of the activities included drawing, free drawing, making a portfolio to store artwork, crossword puzzles, and word finds. They also touched upon vocabulary words, writing, science, and some geography.

Covered in the videos and lesson curriculum plans are:

  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Impressionist
  • Post-Impressionist

What Did We Think?

I thought the entire way everything was presented made a complete package and is a very clever and engaging way to learn art history. It's not just plopping your child down in front of a video. There are also lessons included to make it a well-rounded program about art history. I enjoyed it better than any other art history I've ever encountered.


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Have I Got A Story For You Art History Video Series {HiGASFY Art History Video Series Reviews}

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