Historical Quotes

Historical Quotes Great women and men throughout the ages have been quoted uttering words that have changed the course of history.

From carefully constructed speeches delivered by government leaders to lyrics shouted out by rock n’ rollers to their fans, the power of words ignites our spirits and touches our hearts. Sometimes words have even started revolutions!

Have your child find a quote that inspires him/her and create a work of art around it.

Use various mediums to help visually represent the quote that’s had a profound influence on their way of thinking about the world.

What You Need: a plain piece of paper, internet access, paper pencil, colouring utensils paint (optional) magazines (optional) scissors (optional) glue stick (optional).

What You Do:   

  1. Ask your child to do some research on the internet with adult supervision and, using the pencil and paper, make a list of ten quotes that speak to them.
  • Have them pick out their favourite of the ten. Inquire as to what this particular quote means to your child and what they think the speaker was trying to communicate through the quote. Was it used to inspire good, create change, or question the status quo?
  •  Have them tell you what images come to mind when they hears the quote.
  •  Tell them to begin by using a pencil to write the quote in the centre of the paper
  • Encourage them to try to visually represent the quote by cutting out pictures from a magazine to create a collage, or simply by painting or drawing images they associate with the quote.

Examples of historical figures to research: Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, Alan Turing, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace.