Layers of Learning Unit 2-19 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: The Renaissance
- Geography: Italy
- Science: Magnetism
- Arts: Renaissance Art I
Layers of Learning Unit 2-19 starts with the Renaissance, Petrarch, and the Medici family. You’ll explore the concept of humanism, learn about the Gutenberg’s all-important printing press, and discuss some of the philosophies of this time. Next, learn about the culture and landscape of modern Italy. Then experiment with magnetism in science. Finally, in the first half of our Renaissance arts, we cover Leonardo da Vinci, the sfumato technique, Michelangelo, and Raphael, some of the great Renaissance artists and art. There are all kinds of fun activities for kids of all ages to explore in this unit, so get your family ready for some family-style learning.
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