Unit 4-8

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  • History: World War I
  • Geography: Plains States
  • Science: Earthquakes
  • Arts: Expressionism
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Layers of Learning Unit 4-8 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.

  • History: World War I
  • Geography: Plains States
  • Science: Earthquakes
  • Arts: Expressionism

Layers of Learning Unit 4-8 begins with World War I including the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, The Battle of Mons, trench warfare, technology advances, airplanes, Verdun, the Somme, the eastern front, American involvement, and the peace treaty.  Then learn about the plains states including Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri.  Next in science learn about earthquakes including seismometers, seismic waves, P-waves, S-waves, strike-slip faults, elastic rebound theory, Richter and moment magnitude scales, and focus and epicenters.  Last, study Expressionist artists including Kadinsky, Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Edvard Munch, Franz Marc, the Dada movement and others.

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: 64

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.  And here is the Layers of Learning Year 4 Unit 8 YouTube Playlist.

World War I

Plains States

Earthquakes

Expressionism

Extras

Here are some more activities, printables, and ideas you can add to this unit for even more learning opportunities.  And here is the Layers of Learning Unit 4-8 Pinterest Board.

World War I

Plains States

Earthquakes

Expressionism

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