Layers of Learning Unit 1-9 is a complete unit study for history, geography, science, and the arts.
- History: Persians
- Geography: Arctic
- Science: Waves
- Arts: Melody
Layers of Learning Unit 1-9 contains hands-on activities including crafts, games, experiments, writing projects, and more. Start with the ancient Persian road systems, Zoroastrianism, Cyrus the Great, and the road systems as explained by Herodotus. Next learn about the geography of the Arctic including maps of the north and south poles, animals and people that live there, and the Palmer research station. Then study waves as you create and time pendulums, observe how waves transfer energy and see light waves with refraction experiments. Finally, learn about melody in music including the instruments of the orchestra, high and low notes, and the musical staff.
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