Layers of Learning Unit 1-6 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: The Levant
- Geography: Physical Earth
- Science: Laws of Motion
- Arts: List Poems
Layers of Learning Unit 1-6 contains hands-on activities including crafts, games, experiments, writing projects, and more. Learn about the ancient history of the Levant, the land immediately adjacent to the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Study the ancient Israelites, Hittites, and Philistines, among others. Then in geography, learn about the physical earth including plate tectonics, the distribution of water on our planet, physical maps, how day and night work, climate zones, and land forms. Next, learn about Newton’s laws of motion in the science section. Finally, write some of your own list poems including acrostics, word plays, and shape poems.
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
Allison LeBaron –
Every unit is a treasure trove. They’ve done it again. This unit was a treasure trove of learning and “wow!” moments. Between the history of one of the most significant places on earth, the science of motion – something I am so happy we covered, and all he aspects of physical earth – we could have spent 2 months learning more every day. Between the guide itself, the YouTube playlist and the Pinterest board for the units there’s so storage of ways to make this unit meaningful and engaging.
Carmen Stodden –
The flexibility of this curriculum is one of the things that makes it great! We can add in lots of activities during a slow month where we have lots of time at home, or just do a few during the busy months.
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!