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.

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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Easy Christmas Ideas To Spice Up Your Homeschool

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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Birthday Cupcake

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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Printable Five-Page Tabbed Booklet

Write your own five-tabbed booklet about a topic of your choice. There are two templates available to help you show what you know.

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Writing Narrations

Writing narrations is a perfect way to dovetail writing in your homeschool with history, geography, science, and art. Family school is easier when you can combine some of the subjects and learn together!

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How To Sketch Your Own Photorealistic Portrait Like 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.

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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.

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A Tiger and lamb lying down together

“The Lamb” and “The Tyger” – Investigate The Romantic Poems of William Blake

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.

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map of the cold war

Mapping the Titans of the Cold War 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.

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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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paper planes from world war two

World War II Printable Planes and the Battle of Britain

Print, color, and craft planes from WWII. Many of these planes fought in the Battle of Britain, one of the earliest battles of WWII.

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Biography Notebooking

Choose any real person, familiar or famous, and create your own biography notebooking pages about their life and accomplishments.

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