The Year 3 Bundle includes all twenty of the Year 2 units. In each of the 20 units, you’ll find four components – history, geography, science, and art. Here’s an overview of what you’ll find in Year 3.
Layers of Learning Year 3 covers the Colonial Period of world history beginning with the
Age of Exploration up through the American Revolution. It begins with an overview of
world exploration and a look at the empires of the day. The Protestant Reformation, the
Thirty Years’ War, and the Enlightenment are also covered. The second part of the
course goes into the European settlement of North and South America, including
conquistadors, slavery, and the founding of the United States of America. There are
several units covering important people of the time, including America’s founding
Geography country studies are the focus of Layers of Learning Year 3. Over thirty
countries are studied in Year 3 from all over the globe. Each of the six settled continents
is represented. Each country study includes a mapping, cultural, historical, and
There are units from each of the four branches of science in Layers of Learning Science
Year 3. The physical science components include sound, light, optics, and color. The
earth science component includes units on rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils. The
chemistry section covers chemical reactions, reversible reactions, compounds and
solutions, oxidation and reduction, and acids and bases. The biology component
includes classification, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, and primates.
Layers of Learning Year 3 corresponds with the historical units and covers colonial art. It
comprises each of the major movements and peoples of this time period. Baroque,
Rococo, Reformation art, and Colonial art all included. Several units have a literature
focus including Shakespeare, fairy tales, and poetry. There are also units on Baroque,
Classical, and folk music. The Year 3 art program focuses on creativity and principles
of art such as balance, unity, and rhythm.