Unit 2-13

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  • History: African Kingdoms
  • Geography: Mali
  • Science: Carbon Chem
  • Arts: Textiles


Layers of Learning Unit 2-13 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: African Kingdoms
  • Geography: Mali
  • Science: Carbon Chem
  • Arts: Textiles

Layers of Learning Unit 2-13 starts with the kingdoms of medieval Africa. Ghana, Mali and Songhay, Benin, the Swahili States, and Ethiopia are all covered here.  You’ll love learning about these lesser-known peoples from the past.  Next, learn about the modern geography of Mali in Africa.  Then study carbon chemistry, including carbon bonds and allotropes, and the carbon cycle.  Finally, study the history and variety of textiles and how textiles are useful art.  Your whole family will love exploring these less common topics together with all ages learning together, family-school style in your homeschool.

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 with each unit and may be printed as often as needed for your family or class.

Age Range: 6-18

Grade Level: 1-12

Pages: 55

Weight6.6 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 Years


DY201-213 – PDF
DY201-213PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit. And this is the YouTube playlist for Unit 2-13.

African Kingdoms


Carbon Chemistry



Here are some more activities, printables, and ideas you can add to this unit for even more learning opportunities.

African Kingdoms


Carbon Chem

  • Simple(r) explanation of carbon.  Send your high schooler to read this carefully and take notes.  Then have them write a report on carbon.
  • This is a superhero drawn to represent carbon. Have your kids list carbon’s “superpowers” and then draw their own superhero to represent these powers.


1 review for Unit 2-13

  1. Patricia P.

    A big variety of activities and projects, but a TON of excellent information.

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