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.

ancient greek philosophers notebooking page

The Big Three Ancient Greek Philosophers Notebooking Page

This exploration about the “big three” ancient Greek philosophers is for high schoolers. Learn about Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato and their ideas.

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Painted Collage Art

How To Create Painted Collage Art With Your Kids

Make your own painted collage art with a variety of colors, textures, lines, and shapes. Along the way, learn about collage art from the Byzantines, Picasso, Braque, and Eric Carle.

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Quadrama

Create a quadrama and get your crafty kids invested in writing a report!

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How To Design a Postage Stamp of Tall Tales

Design your own postage stamp about any famous person, story, historical event, scientific discovery, painting, or anything else you can dream up.

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Colorful and Stunning Topographic Maps

This mapping lesson is 100% hands-on as you build your own 3-D model to understand more fully how topographic maps work.

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How To Make a “Book of Years” Timeline of World History

The Book of Years is a timeline you research, color, and write yourself.

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Easy Illustrated Fact Sheets For Any Subject

Write an illustrated fact sheet about Turkey along with us, or use the same concept to create an illustrated fact sheet about anything you’re learning about right now.

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How To Create Moody One Color Paintings

One color paintings will teach kids about monochromatic color schemes, hues, tints, shades, and the emotion that colors evoke.

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Ocean Currents, Floor, In a Bottle, and Free Printables

Start by choosing some books to read about oceans then choose from among the printable maps and lapbook plus an ocean in a bottle craft.

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Homemade Thermometer and Barometer

Learn to make a homemade thermometer and homemade barometer to really understand how these weather tools work.

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Ancient Rome and the Legend of the Capitoline Geese

Print and color a booklet of the legend of the Capitoline geese, who saved Rome from invading Gauls.

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Make Individualized Research Projects About Native American Tribes

Research one of the Northeast Woodland tribes that early settlers to the Americas would have come across. All ages of kids can make a project about the tribes and then write a research paper about them.

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