Unit 4-17


  • History: Latin America
  • Geography: New England
  • Science: Animal Groups
  • Arts: Latin American Art


Layers of Learning Unit 4-17 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Latin America
  • Geography: New England
  • Science: Animal Groups
  • Arts: Latin American Art

Layers of Learning Unit 4-17 starts with the modern history of Latin America.  We include the Spanish-American War, Mexican Revolution, Panama canal, Fidel Castro, Juan Peron, the Falklands War, Pinochet and Chile, plus more.  Then in geography learn about the New England region.  You’ll do explorations on the flag of New England, a New England map, Algonquin tribes, New England food, Maine lighthouses, Vermont covered bridges, New Hampshire fall colors, Massachusetts history, Connecticut dictionary, and a Rhode Island research and find activity.  Then in science learn about animal groups which includes herds, packs, symbiosis, mutualism, parasites, populations, and communities.  Finally in art learn about South American art.  Create projects with bright colors, bold designs, and animal motifs as you learn about Mola, Amate, Mexican, Oaxacan, Chilean, and Huichal art styles.

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: 56

Weight6.8 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 Years


DY401-417 – PDF
DY401-417PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  Here’s a link to the Year 4 Unit 17 YouTube Playlist.

Latin America

New England

Animal Groups

Latin American Art


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

Latin America

New England States

Animal Groups

Latin American Art


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