Layers of Learning Unit 4-6 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: The West
- Geography: Southwest States
- Science: Earth Structure
- Arts: Impressionism II
Layers of Learning Unit 4-6 starts with the history of the expansion of the western United States. Learn about mountain men, pioneers, Plains Indians, the Apaches, and the wars with these people, then the gold rush of 1849. The Southwest includes studies of the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Next in science learn about the structure of the earth including detailed diagrams of the interior and an experiment to help understand how we know. You’ll also study how the structure of Earth affects things like precession, the magnetic field, and plate tectonics. Last, learn about Impressionist artists including Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bazille, Pissaro, Manet, Cezanne, Morisot, Degas, and Cassatt.
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