Layers of Learning Unit 2-9 starts off with the history of the Crusades. We include the Knights Hospitallers, the Siege of Rhodes, Richard the Lionheart, the bubonic plague, and monks and monasteries. Then, in geography, you’ll get to explore the Balkan countries including Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Macedonia. Next, in science, we cover the digestive system and the sensory system including nerves. The last section explores the religious art of the late Middle Ages including triptychs and diptychs, workshops, copybooks, and Ghiberti’s beautiful and famous doors.
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