Layers of Learning Unit 2-1 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: Byzantines
- Geography: Turkey
- Science: Climate & Seasons
- Arts: Byzantine Art
Layers of Learning Unit 2-1 includes the history of the Byzantine Empire. Then we learn about the country, Turkey, its culture and landscape. Next, in science, we begin our five units on weather with climate and seasons, including heat from the sun, sundials, climate changes on earth, major climates on the planet, and El Niño. Finally, we finish off this unit with Byzantine art, including icons, the iconoclasm, embroidery, gold leafing, and mosaics.
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