Unit 3-15


  • History: The South Pacific
  • Geography: Australasia
  • Science: Fossils
  • Arts: Principles of Art
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Layers of Learning Unit 3-15 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: The South Pacific
  • Geography: Australasia
  • Science: Fossils
  • Arts: Principles of Art

Layers of Learning Unit 3-15 starts with the exploration of the south Pacific, Abel Tasman, and Captain Cook. Geography includes the countries of Australia and New Zealand. In science learn how fossils are formed, what kinds of things become fossils, geologic time scale, and how fossils are dated. Last in the arts learn about balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, proportion, rhythm, and unity in visual arts like painting.

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 years

Grade Level: 1-12

Pages: 59

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in

Paperback, PDF Download, Printable Pack




6-18 Years


PY301-315 – Paperback
DY301-315 – PDF
DY301-315PP – Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  Here’s the YouTube Playlist for Layers of Learning Unit 3-15.

Exploring the South Pacific

Australia & New Zealand


Principles of Art


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

The South Pacific



Principles of Art


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