Unit 4-1


  • History: American Government
  • Geography: U.S.A.
  • Science: Heat & Temperature
  • Arts: Patriotic Music


Layers of Learning Unit 4-1 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: American Government
  • Geography: U.S.A.
  • Science: Heat & Temperature
  • Arts: Patriotic Music

Layers of Learning Unit 4-1 begins with the new American government.  Learn how the government is set up, how it works, checks and balances, and the Constitution. In geography learn about the geography of the U.S., time zones, and postal codes.  Then in science, experiment with heat and temperature, latent heat, pressure and volume effect on temperature, the ideal gas law, conduction, and convection.  Finally learn some patriotic American music.

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

Pages: 65

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in

Paperback, PDF Download, Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit. And here is the YouTube playlist for Unit 4-1.

American Government

United States of America

Heat & Temperature

Patriotic Songs


Here are some more activities, printables, and ideas you can add to this unit for even more learning opportunities.  You will probably also like our Pinterest Board for Unit 4-1.

American Government

The Federalis tPapers on top of a copy of the Constitution
Click on this image to get the pdf guide to selected Federalist Papers.

United States

Heat & Temperature

Patriotic Music

1 review for Unit 4-1

  1. Angela

    This unit, as with all the others, is fantastic. I love that you can pretty much open and go, but if you do add library selections they add an extra facet. My kids range from elementary to high school, I love that the units open up lots of wonderful discussions, the questions within the units make us think. The fact that you can do an exploration with all age ranges that is completely appropriate to the students ability and interest is genius. Sometimes, I find that I plan to do certain explorations…but then life gets in the way, the fact that I can quickly choose a different exploration, that’s less time consuming, yet completely relevant, has been exciting and refreshing.

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