Year 1 Bundle

(19 customer reviews)


The Year 1 Bundle includes all 20 units of Layers of Learning Year 1.

The Year 1 Bundle includes all twenty of the Year 1 units.  In each of the 20 units, you’ll find four components – history, geography, science, and art.  Here’s an overview of what you’ll find in Year 1.


Layers of Learning Year 1 covers ancient history. It’s an overview of the history of
civilization, beginning with the Fertile Crescent up through the fall of ancient Rome. It
includes ancient peoples from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Notable
civilizations that are included are the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Japanese,
Persians, Celts, and Romans. Lesser known peoples are also explored, including the
Phoenicians, African tribal peoples, Arabians, and the scattered peoples of early
Europe. Christianity is explored from a historical standpoint as well.


Geography concepts and continent studies are the focus of Layers of Learning Year 1.
Maps and globes, including mapping skills, map keys, and kinds of maps are all
included. Each of the major biomes, including oceans, deserts, polar regions, forests,
mountains, rivers, lakes, grasslands, and oceans are all explored. Finally, each of the
seven continents has its own unit.


There are units from each of the four branches of science in Layers of Learning Science
Year 1. The physical science component includes laws of motion, fluids, waves, and
machines. The earth science component includes a general study of the earth as a
planet as well as an astronomy unit covering galaxies, planets, stars, satellites, and
space exploration. The chemistry section comprises matter, atoms, elements and the
Periodic Table, bonding, and salts. The biology component is a study of plants,
including both simple plants and flowering plants as well as trees. There is also a unit on


Layers of Learning Year 1 corresponds with the historical units and covers ancient art
from around the world. Cave paintings, Egyptian art, Greek art, South American art,
and Roman art are included. There are also four units about literature and poetry and four
units on music. Finally, each of the elements of art is covered, including line, shape,
color & value, texture, and form. The art emphasis is a synthesis of art analysis, historical
context, and creative hands-on art projects.

Weight 125 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 4.5 in

PDF Download, Printable Pack


PY101-YEAR1 – Set of 20 Paperback Books
DY101-YEAR1 – 20 Digital PDFs (plus links to download the Printable Packs)
DY101-YEAR1PP – 20 Digital Printable Pack PDFs

You Tube Playlists

Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel and bookmark Layers of Learning on YouTube.  This will provide you with a quick way to check out the YouTube Playlists that accompany each unit.

In addition, every unit page within our catalog has a “Links & Videos” Tab with constantly updated links and a portal to the YouTube playlist for that specific unit.


Layers of Learning Pinterest Boards

We invite you to the Layers of Learning Pinterest Page.  Karen and Michelle, the authors of Layers of Learning continually share more ideas to create a rich, vibrant homeschool in your home. The ideas are all organized by school subject.

19 reviews for Year 1 Bundle

  1. Exactly what I needed to begin our first year of homeschooling with 3 kids at 3 different levels! They even included printables to help keep my toddler entertained and included in the fun!

  2. We love Layers of Learning!
    My children ask to do Layers of Learning first thing in the morning. It has brought back the love of learning!
    Learning together has given this Mama a joyful heart!
    Karen and Michele are always there to help if there are questions or if you need any kind of help.
    Layers of Learning is the best choice for our children , ages 16 & 12.

  3. We have done Year 1 two rotations, now. The opportunity for learning is forever growing with your kids and this curriculum!! No matter how “deep” we dived into the information first time, there was still so much to learn the second time around. I love the rotations approach with adjusted levels of learning by age, it groups its so well for family style learning for all ages!!

  4. This curriculum has restored the JOY of teaching all of my children at one time. High school, middle school and elementary. In love ♥️😍

  5. I have four kids in grades ranging from 1st-5th. We are almost finished with Year 1 and absolutely love it! Our last curriculum was open and go but it was so boring. I really appreciate that I can pick and choose activities that fit our family. There are so many choices to help our kids learn.

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Q & A

Can I purchase year 1 already printed? I only have a black and white printer. I really want to purchase this. It seems like a good fit for my child. Lisa Barbiero asked on January 4, 2023

We no longer sell the paperback versions of these books. They have been replaced with the New Layers of Learning history, geography, science, and arts (check the catalog). As of right now the Classic Layers of Learning books are still sold on Amazon, but they will be taken down from there soon as well.

Layers of Learning answered on January 4, 2023 store manager
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