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.

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.

Photorealism & Norman Rockwell

Learn all about photorealism and Norman Rockwell and his process of turning photographs into paintings. Then design your own Saturday Evening Post Cover on the free printable cover.

plate tectonics worksheet

Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics is the unifying theory of geology. It explains how the whole surface of the earth changes and why it looks the way it looks. Use printables and coloring to teach these concepts to your kids.

A Tiger and lamb lying down together

The Lamb and The Tyger

Here’s a discussion guide on “The Lamb” and “The Tyger,” poems by William Blake. You’ll also find a printable to help your kids define and express their own thoughts about the poems.

map of the cold war

Cold War Map of the World

Color a map of the Cold War world. The USA and NATO versus the USSR and the Warsaw pact. The map also shows “hot spots” where actually wars broke out and places where guerrillas were operating.

Around The World Feast

Host an Around the World feast as you learn about places in the world. Tasting foods from around the globe is one of our favorite geography lessons!

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