Sample Lessons

These sample lessons are examples of the sorts of things you will find inside our Layers of Learning Curriculum. They are hands-on, engaging, and interesting. They’re also intended to be a springboard for taking you onto more “layers” of learning for your family as you explore the library, online resources, and further related topics. The explorations you’ll find here include library lists and additional layers, elements also included inside our units for sale.

Sun Catchers

This sun catcher craft is from the sidebar of Layers of Learning Unit 1-2. It is an add-on activity to help you explore even more than what’s in the unit while you learn all about stars.

World War One Legend of the Battle of Mons

World War One and the Battle of Mons

This post has a printable timeline of World War One to assemble as well as a hands-on 3D map to build of the first battle of World War One, the Battle of Mons. There’s a cool legend about angels protecting the British.

US state maps presentation

U.S. State Maps

Get maps of each of the fifty states in the United States, learn how to create different kinds of maps, then grab more free printables. You’ll find a free statehood notebooking page, state Scattergories game, and U.S.A. BINGO.

New Year’s

Here are a few ideas to spice up your homeschool to celebrate New Year’s this year.

Valentine’s Day

Spice up your homeschool this Valentine’s Day with these lovey, heart-riddled ideas for fun and learning.

colored easter eggs

Easter

Spice up your homeschool at Easter time with these fun, engaging ways to learn about Easter.

Halloween

Here are some fun activities to spice up your homeschool at Halloween. Origami Bats Making origami bats is really easy.  Start with a piece of square, black paper. 1. Fold the square of black paper in half on the diagonal and make a nice, crisp crease. 2. Fold down the top 2 inches of the …

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Thanksgiving

Here are some ideas to spice up your homeschool at Thanksgiving time. Countdown! Craft a creative turkey with linked legs to help you count down the days until Thanksgiving. Begin with a link for each day between now and Thanksgiving. Tear off a link each day until they are gone and the big day is …

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Christmas

Here are some ideas to spice up your homeschool at Christmas time. Christmas Scattergories In case you haven’t played before, the rules for Scattergories are really simple.  Start by choosing a letter and putting time on the clock.  For bigger kids, one minute is usually long enough, but when my little ones are playing we …

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Birthdays

Use a printable form to interview your child on his or her birthday. Put it away until they are grown! It will be a treasured keepsake.

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