Unit 2-17

(4 customer reviews)


  • History: Pacific Peoples
  • Geography: Micronesia
  • Science: Circuits
  • Arts: Pacific Island Arts


Layers of Learning Unit 2-17 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Pacific Peoples
  • Geography: Micronesia
  • Science: Circuits
  • Arts: Pacific Island Arts

Layers of Learning Unit 2-17 begins with the history of the Pacific Islands. We cover the difference between Melanesia and Polynesia, Lapita pottery, outrigger canoes, fishing, the Samoan Empire, and legends from this area of the world.  Next, in the geography section, learn about the island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, their landscape and culture.  Then in science, build electric circuits and draw circuit diagrams.  After that dive into the anatomy of a breadboard and build some computer circuits.  Finally, in arts, learn about the dance, music, and visual arts of the Pacific Islands.

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: 57

Weight6.4 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 Years


DY201-217 – PDF
DY201-217PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  You’ll also like our YouTube Playlist for Unit 2-17.

Pacific Peoples



Pacific Island Arts


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

Pacific Peoples


  • Color the flag of Micronesia.  (scroll down a bit)
  • Make sand play dough and mold a map of Micronesia on top of a blue poster board.  Put illustrations of Micronesian culture in the “sea” around the islands.


Pacific Island Arts

4 reviews for Unit 2-17

  1. Jill Smith

    A vast amount of information, wow! Really cute ideas.

  2. Penny F.

    Excellent background information of the Pacific Islands.

  3. Sadie Jenkins


  4. Carmen Stodden

    This was one of our most enjoyed units! It included so many easy to do ideas to learn about the Pacific Islands and the people. Most of it was new to us and we had a blast learning!

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