Layers of Learning Unit 1-10 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: Ancient China
- Geography: Forests
- Science: Machines
- Arts: Chinese Art
Layers of Learning Unit 1-10 contains hands-on activities including crafts, games, experiments, writing projects, and more. Ancient Chinese history starts with the Zhou kingdom, Confucius and the Warring States Period, the Silk Road, and Lao Tse. Second, we cover the geography of forests by mapping forests of the world, learning about using forest resources and deforestation, why trees grow where they do, and different types of forests. Next learn about the science of machines including levers, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels. Finally, try some ancient Chinese art like paper making, terracotta warriors, Chinese kites, scrolls, and lanterns.
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
Rachelle Piney –
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Ashley A. –
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Carmen Stodden –
Our family is enjoying this family-style curriculum so much! Each unit we are digging into the topics with fun, meaningful activities and learning in a way I wish I had learned growing up. Plus, we are all learning together (kids ages 4-14). Thanks you so much for creating this resource!