Layers of Learning Unit 1-4


Layers of Learning Unit 1-4

Layers of Learning Unit 1-4 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Ancient Greece
  • Geography: Wonders
  • Science: Satellites
  • Arts: Greek Art


Layers of Learning Unit 1-4 includes hands-on activities, experiments, projects, and a hand-picked book list.  Begin with learning about the ancient Greek world including topics like the Olympics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, Greek feasts, and the Greek and Persian War.  Then move into geography and making an illustrated map of the wonders of the ancient world and picking out what you think are wonders of the modern world.  Next in science study satellites, both man-made and natural, as you learn about asteroids, comets, shooting stars, and geocentric orbits.  Finish off this unit with Ancient Greek art including pottery, sculpture, architecture, and plays.

In each unit you’ll find a recommended library list, important background information about each topic, and lots of activities to choose from for kids of all ages.  Sidebars include a bunch more ideas including Additional Layers, Fabulous Facts, On The Web, Writer’s Workshop, Famous Folks, and Teaching Tips.  Printable maps and worksheets are included at the end of each unit and may be printed as often as needed for your family or class.

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Product Details

Age Range: 6-18
Grade Level: 1-12
Format: printable PDF
Pages: 57
Publisher: HooDoo Publishing
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches

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  1. Love the way you ladies think. I am a Private school teacher in the US rolling with my class from grades 2 – 5. I have to cover the PA standards, but am teaching in a pseudo Waldorf style.

    In second grade we covered the beginnings of civilization from Hunters and Gathers through to the first use of written communication for trade. My focus was on the Mediterranean area and the movement of man into Europe. Then I connected it to the Lenape Native Americans and how they lived prior to and during the colonization.

    This year I’m focusing on Greek and Roman history and Mythology with some Nordic mythology added to the mix.
    I am looking at your units and they are all listed as used for 1st through 12th grade. I’m assuming these are reference material for the teacher, but would like to understand the package contents better.

    I have already collected a good bit of Language arts content for my work with the children, but would love to be able to move them to the Greeks and Romans with a brief unit on Egypt, as I plan to spend a good bit of time on Egypt in their 4th grade year.

    Could you please provide me with a bit more information on the science units package and on the Geography/History unit packages on both the Greek & Roman and the Egyptian. Honestly, I’m trying to decide if I want to purchase your full year or just a couple units.

    Thank you, I have definitely pinned your site as a place of interest on my account.

    With warmest regards,

    K. Elizabeth Evans,
    3rd Grade teacher, Prodigy Learning Center

    1. Hi Elizabeth. Yes, they are units written to the teacher. Since our audience includes a lot of homeschoolers they are informally written however, not in traditional unit plans as you may be used to in an educational environment. Each unit stands alone and can be used independently of the others so you should be able to pick and choose units that you need for your class. Inside the units there are on average ten “explorations” or hands-on activities about each topic (10 for the history, 10 for the geography, 10 for the science, and 10 for the arts). Some units have more than ten explorations and a very few have less. All of the units have all four subjects: History, geography, science, and arts. The activities are designed to help kids learn and remember the most important concepts or events in each topic. There is also a library list of the best books on the topics. The library list is where we expect the children to actually get most of the facts about the topic. Then there are sidebars with links to online websites and videos, famous people to learn more about, additional layers to learn about, fabulous facts to delve into more deeply, and so on. You can read more about how the curriculum works with our curriculum guide. You can also get Unit 1-1 for free so you can see how the units are structured and what they contain. There are places in the curriculum guide to find that and on the sidebar. You may also like information on how to plan a unit.

      As to the contents of the specific units, Unit 1-2, about Egypt, has a printable map, timeline, activity about the fertility of the Nile River, King Tut, mummies, sphinx, death masks, scarab seals, Egyptian jewelry, pyramids, cartouches, the Rosetta stone, and Egyptian myths. Hopefully that gives you an idea about the sorts of topics covered in the units. We also have extra activities on the tabs on the unit descriptions/product pages here. And we have Pinterest Boards for each unit with even more ideas. This is the Pinterest Board for Unit 1-4

      The science is unrelated to the history.

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