Unit 2-4

(2 customer reviews)


  • History: Vikings
  • Geography: Norway
  • Science: Special Effects
  • Arts: Viking Art


Layers of Learning Unit 2-4 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Vikings
  • Geography: Norway
  • Science: Special Effects
  • Arts: Viking Art

Layers of Learning Unit 2-4 starts with the history of the Vikings, their longhouses, ships, and colonies.  Then in geography, you’ll learn about the culture and landscape of Norway and its people.  Next, in science, we cover the special effects of the weather.  Explore phenomena like rainbows, noctilucent clouds, the northern lights, and electric charges. Finally, in art, you can study Viking arts such as dishes, metalworking, wood carving, image stones, and Norse myths.  This is family-style learning at its best.  There are all kinds of activities and hands-on projects for all ages of kids, from 1st grade all the way through high school.

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


DY201-024 – PDF
DY201-024 – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  Here is the YouTube Playlist for Layers of Learning Year 2 Unit 4.



Special Effects (Weather)

Viking Art


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


Viking People Craft


Special Effects

Viking Art

2 reviews for Unit 2-4

  1. Rebecca Kvenholden

    We are currently going through this unit in our homeschool, and I can honestly say its our favorite so far. One thing i love about these units is that its so easy to adapt. You have to get past the mindset of having to check all the boxes. With this unit, we are both omitting some of the hands on activities, like the viking hat made of paper mache. That one just seemed like a whole lot of work. But we also amped it up a bit, by picking up some of the resource books and some readers at each of the kiddos levels that pertained to Vikings. The summary style of the read aloud portion is very effective, it cuts to the chase and gives a good overview. You can then use other books to pick up any details, if you have time, or not, if you don’t! Also our families are from Norway so we are enjoying that as well. We’ve not yet used the science, since we are using the science from another unit, which is another wonderful benefit of this program. Overall, i’m incredibly pleased with the content of this unit, and the format of the program as a whole. I like how i can pick up the book and have before me basically everything i need to teach my kids history, geography, science, and art all in one place. I’d really like to find more things wrong with Layers of Learning, since i’m on the review crew and would love to provide the authors with some helpful feedback, but I honestly can’t think of any.

  2. Rhonda

    This unit is Amazing! Well LOL is totally Amazing!
    My girls are loving the learning with this unit. They are having so much fun with everything.
    I tell alk my homschool mom friends about LOL.
    We will be using LOL until my girls graduate!

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