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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.

Color A Map of Climate Zones

Use the library list and the printable map of the world to learn about the four major climates on earth.


How To Teach and Write American Tall Tales

Read some fantastical tall tales and then write your own literal tall tale on the printable template.


Free Printable Art Cards For Art Appreciation

Art appreciation is a huge part of the Layers of Learning art program. You can get to know the world’s greatest art and artists with these fun games and free printable art cards that go along with many of the Layers of Learning units.

Watercolor of kids playing with magnets

Experiments with Magnets and a Printable Magnetism Book

Play with magnets in this unit as you learn how they work. Build a magnet boat and grab the printable magnet book with even more explorations!


Money Management For Teens

Money management for teens is probably the most important life skill you can teach your kids before they are sent out into the world. It comes right after reading, writing and arithmetic. An inability to control money or ignorance about how it works will spell misery for an entire lifetime. Here are some basic points…


Read and Craft “Anansi & Turtle” West African Folktales

Read the tale of Anansi and Turtle, make a craft featuring the pair, and then have a discussion about what the story reveals culturally.


Color and Learn About the Periodic Table

Print and color the periodic table as you learn about the elements with your kids from 5th grade and up.


How To Recreate Munch’s “The Scream” With Your Kids

Edvard Munch is best known for his famous painting, The Scream. In this art exploration you get to recreate his painting by putting yourself into the mysterious scene. Get ready to scream!

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