Unit 1-9

(2 customer reviews)


  • History: Persians
  • Geography: Arctic
  • Science: Waves
  • Arts: Melody


Layers of Learning Unit 1-9 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Persians
  • Geography: Arctic
  • Science: Waves
  • Arts: Melody

Layers of Learning Unit 1-9 contains hands-on activities including crafts, games, experiments, writing projects, and more.  Start with the ancient Persian road systems, Zoroastrianism, Cyrus the Great, and the road systems as explained by Herodotus.  Next learn about the geography of the Arctic including maps of the north and south poles, animals and people that live there, and the Palmer research station.  Then study waves as you create and time pendulums, observe how waves transfer energy and see light waves with refraction experiments.  Finally, learn about melody in music including the instruments of the orchestra, high and low notes, and the musical staff.

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: 42

Weight5.2 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 years


DY101-109 – PDF
DY101-019PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  And here’s a link to the Layers of Learning Unit 1-9 YouTube Playlist.


Arctic & Antarctic




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


Arctic & Antarctica



2 reviews for Unit 1-9

  1. Lynna Sutherland

    Just dropping in to share. Yesterday my 12-year-old son said (completely unprompted, out of the blue) “Mama, I just love how we are doing school this year. I love that we are all together. And I feel like we are learning so much!” I couldn’t agree more. I feel like we’ve finally found our long-lost curriculum! ❤ We have eight children. Six of them (ages 12, 11, 9, 8, 6, and 4) are participating in Layers of Learning. Dream.Come.True. ?

  2. 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!

    In this unit we especially loved learning about waves. Reading about it, watching a few videos, and then actually playing with waves. The kids still talk about it!

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