Learn together as a family

Covers of four Layers of Learning books

Layers of Learning is homeschool curriculum designed to let you learn together, all ages, all at once.  Read real books, do hands-on projects, watch videos, have family discussions.  Have fun exploring together!

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Every single Layers of Learning unit includes


history lessons

History is taught chronologically and divided into four big periods: ancient, medieval, colonial, and modern.


Geography includes map skills and studies of continents and countries around the world including maps and cultures.


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Science includes the study of earth science and astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics.


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Arts includes poetry, painting, music, sculpture, folk art, and plays. Kids  learn about artists and practice creative skills.

It's easy to use and really flexible. Here's how each unit works:

Step 1

Library Research

Start with an expedition to your library to find great books. Use the lists provided in each unit book for top titles. Then use the search terms to discover your own great finds.

Read, read, read!


Step 2


Next, explore what you've learned with hands on projects you select from among the many choices in each unit. The whole family can dig into the learning together.

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Step 3

Show What You Know

Finish up by completing a writing assignment. Each unit gives lots of ideas for fun writing projects and presentations for your family group or individuals to display their prowess.

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Everything You'll Love For a Whole Year of Homeschool Adventure

Year One

Hands-on explorations in history, geography, science, and arts


Special pages that guide you through planning a unit plus so much more

Book of Years

A family timeline and history encyclopedia you build yourself

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