Unit 2-6


  • History: Charlemagne
  • Geography: France
  • Science: Cells & DNA
  • Arts: Carolingian Art


Layers of Learning Unit 2-6 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Charlemagne
  • Geography: France
  • Science: Cells & DNA
  • Arts: Carolingian Art

Layers of Learning Unit 2-6 starts with Charlemagne and the beginnings of the kings of Europe.  We include the Saxon wars and the battle of Roncevaux Pass.  The geography of France includes a map, French foods, landmarks of France, and French games. , Next you learn about cells, DNA, parts of cells, microscopes, mitosis, and meiosis.  Last, in Carolingian Art, we learn about how Charlemagne’s court led a revival of literature, architecture, music, and scholarship.

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: 52

Weight6.6 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 Years


DY201-026 – PDF
DY201-026PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  You’ll find the Layers of Learning Year 2 Unit 6 YouTube Playlist here.



Cells & DNA

Carolingian Art


Here we will put more activities, printables, and ideas you can add to this unit for even more learning opportunities.



Cells & DNA

Carolingian Renaissance

  • Leadership Lessons from Beowulf (Read this and assign high school students to write about how the lessons from Beowulf apply to their future academic/career/life dreams and goals.)


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