Unit 2-16


  • History: Mongols
  • Geography: Caucasus
  • Science: Gases
  • Arts: Fun With Poetry


Layers of Learning Unit 2-16 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: China & Japan
  • Geography: China
  • Science: Electricity
  • Arts: Asian Arts

Layers of Learning Unit 2-16 starts with the history of medieval China and Japan. Learn about the Tang Period in China, Chinese inventions, the Ming period, the Great Wall, Shintoism, Noh plays, and the Onin War. Then, in geography, study modern Chinese culture and the Chinese people. Next, learn what electricity is and how it is created.  You’ll even get to build a Leyden Jar and your own batteries. Finally, make some Asian arts.  You’ll practice calligraphy, origami, and Chinese paper cutting and read some tales from the Far East.  There are lots of projects and topics to explore for all ages in your family-style homeschool.

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: 64

Weight7.8 oz
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .25 in

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6-18 Years


DY201-216 – PDF
DY201-216PP – Printable Pack)

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  You might also like the Unit 2-16 YouTube Playlist.

China & Japan



Asian Arts


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

China & Japan


  • Memory Tray Game to introduce Unit 2-17 about China.
  • China has two major rivers: the Yellow River and the Yangtze River. Choose one of these rivers to learn more about.  What is the history of the river?  What effect did the river have on Chinese history? How is the river used today?  Map the river on a piece of poster board and surround it with facts and photographs about the river.


Asian Arts


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