Layers of Learning Unit 1-8 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: Assyrians
- Geography: Deserts
- Science: Fluids
- Arts: Rhythm
Layers of Learning Unit 1-8 contains hands-on activities including crafts, games, experiments, writing projects, and more. Learn about the ancient Assyrian empire, their battle chariots, shaduf irrigation, the ritual of Tamuz, and the famous battle between Sennacherib and Hezekiah. After that, map the deserts of the world, learn about the animals and plants that live there, and discover some of the landscape features of deserts. Next learn about the science of fluids including buoyancy, density, surface tension, and Bernoulli’s principle. Last of all learn to find a rhythm in music, the notations in written music both in the western tradition and others and practice making your own rhythms.
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 at the end of each unit and may be printed as often as needed for your family or class.
Age Range: 6-18
Grade Level: 1-12