Unit 4-7

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  • History: Civil War
  • Geography: National Parks
  • Science: Plate Tectonics
  • Arts: Post-Impressionism
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Description

Layers of Learning Unit 4-7 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: Civil War
  • Geography: National Parks
  • Science: Plate Tectonics
  • Arts: Post-Impressionism

Layers of Learning Unit 4-7 starts with the history of the American Civil War including the Underground Railroad, the argument over slavery, Abraham Lincoln, life of a soldier, conditions of the war, major battles, innovations in technology and methods, and Reconstruction. Next we learn about the national parks, how they were begun, their purpose, where they are, details about certain parks, and conservation.  In science we continue the study of the earth with plate tectonics, the underlying theiry, mechanisms of plate movement, and faults. Finally in art learn about post-impressionism including the artists Cezanne, van Gogh, Seurat, and Gauguin.

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: 67

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .25 in
Format

Paperback, PDF Download, Printable Pack

Here are links and online videos referenced in this unit.  Here is the link to the Layers of Learning Year 4 Unit 7 YouTube Playlist.

Civil War

National Parks

Plate Tectonics

Post-Impressionism

Extras

Here are some more activities, printables, and ideas you can add to this unit for even more learning opportunities.  Here’s a link to the Unit 4-7 Pinterest Board.

Civil War

National Parks

Plate Tectonics

  • USGS pdf lesson plan that includes several excellent worksheets on plate tectonics including one that shows fossil evidence for plate movement over time.

Post-Impressionism

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