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