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Unit 4-5

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  • History: Africa
  • Geography: U.S. Political Maps
  • Science: Energy Conversion
  • Arts: Impressionism I


Layers of Learning Unit 4-5 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Africa
  • Geography: U.S. Political Maps
  • Science: Energy Conversion
  • Arts: Impressionism I

Layers of Learning Unit 4-5 begins with the history of Shaka and the Zulu tribes, the Boers, the Great Trek, the Boer War, Apartheid, Dr. Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, King Leopold II, and the Battle of Adwa.  Then in geography explore political maps of the United States including postal codes, political districts, population density, ZIP codes, city maps, and more.  Next experiment with energy, energy transfer, chemical energy, the energy of food, and collisions.  Finally learn about the Impressionist movement, compare it to earlier art movements, paint en plein air, play with colors, shadows, and different qualities of light.

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: 66

Weight7.2 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

PDF Download, Printable Pack




6-18 Years


DY401-045 – PDF
DY401-045PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  Here is the YouTube Playlist for Layers of Learning Unit 4-5.

African Colonialism

U.S. Political Maps

Energy Conversion



Here are even more activities, printables, and ideas for even more Unit 4-5 learning opportunities.


U.S. Political Maps

Energy Conversion

Impressionism I

1 review for Unit 4-5

  1. leeloo66

    We are a couple of weeks away from doing a unit study on Africa, and this unit will be our roadmap! I honestly was overwhelmed at first with the amount of information, the activities, and the online links in this unit, but then I remembered that we can always go back and do a more in-depth study in a few years. I love this curriculum!

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