Layers of Learning Unit 4-3

Come explore Layers of Learning Unit 4-3. History: Industrial Revolution Geography: U.S. Landscapes Science: Energy The Arts: Romantic Art I Description In this unit you’ll find sections on history, geography, science, and art.  First, put together a printable notebooking page that teaches about Capitalism and Cronyism.  Next, cut and paste as you learn about the mountains of the United States.  Make a miniature 3-D diorama of a swampland.   Then do an activity that will help you actually see a Joule of energy in action.  Finally, create a paper collage to learn about techniques used by the Hudson River School of art.  Layers of Learning Unit 4-3 has all of this and dozens more ideas.   It will keep your kids learning with hands-on fun.  This is a PDF. In each unit you’ll find a recommended library list, important background information about each topic, and lots of activities to choose from. … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 4-2

Come explore Layers of Learning Unit 4-2. History: Expanding Nation Geography: Pacific States Science: Motors & Engines The Arts: Tall Tales Description Make a Trail of Tears mobile as you learn about the expulsion of the Southwest tribes from their homes.   Go surfing for facts with our Hawaii surf board printable.  Build your own pop can hero engine as you learn about steam power.  Make your own illustrated map of Paul Bunyan’s exploits in America. Unit 4-1 has all of this and dozens more ideas to keep your kids learning with hands-on fun.  This is a PDF. In each unit study you’ll find a recommended library list, important background information about each topic, lots of activities to choose from for kids of all ages, and sidebars with 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 … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 4-1

Layers of Learning Unit 4-1 contains full materials for learning about history, geography, science, and the arts.  Learn about the history and function of the United States government, the geography of the United States, heat and temperature, and patriotic music.   Layers of Learning Unit 4-1 History: American Government Geography: U.S.A. Science: Heat & Temperature The Arts: Patriotic Music Description Create your own government based on natural laws.  Then craft a “filmstrip” page to show the parts of the Constitution.  Next build a photo collage as you learn about the regions of the United States.  Monitor the temperature of a pot of heating water as it turn from solid to liquid to gas and learn about latent heat.    Finally play a guessing game as you listen to martial anthems of America.  Layers of Learning Unit 4-1 has all of this and dozens more ideas to keep your kids learning with hands-on fun. … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 3-20

Layers of Learning Unit 3-20 includes: History: American Revolution Geography: South Africa Science: Acids & Bases Arts: Crafts II Layers of Learning Unit 3-20 Description Make a John Paul Jones naval costume while learning about sea battles of the Revolution.  Learn about and try some Ndebele House Painting.  Use your breath to turn a solution from basic to acidic.  And make a personalized concrete paving stone.  All this, plus dozens more explorations, printables, library lists, additional layers, web links and more are included in Layers of Learning Unit 3-20. This is part of a unit study covering four subjects: history, geography, science, and the arts.  It is designed to be used family style with all ages from 1st graders up to 12th graders learning together.  Each book is in full color and includes printables at the end.  Learn more about the Layers of Learning Curriculum.   To learn more about the Layers of Learning program … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 3-19

Layers of Learning Unit 3-19 includes: History: 1776 Geography: Samoa & Tonga Science: Oxidation & Reduction Arts: Crafts I Description Learn about the siege of Boston and play a game of “siege”.   Make and wear a pretend Ta’ovala, bark cloth wrapping, like the people of Samoa. Perform the famous flaming gummy bear experiment while learning about oxidation and reduction.  And make your very own town play mat in the arts and crafts section of this unit. All this, dozens more explorations, plus printables, library lists, additional layers, web links and more are included in Layers of Learning Unit 3-18. This is part of a unit study covering four subjects: history, geography, science, and the arts.  It is designed to be used family style with all ages from 1st graders up to 12th graders learning together.  Each book is in full color and includes printables at the end.  Learn more about the Layers of … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 3-18

Here is Layers of Learning Unit 3-18. Layers of Learning Unit 3-18 includes: History: Founding Fathers Geography: Iran Science: Compounds Arts: Rococo Art Description Make a sentence strip timeline of your favorite Founding Father (or Mother).  Show your books a little love with some Thomas Jefferson Book Plates.  Learn the Iranian tale of the Magic Horse.  Set off some “rocket fuel” on your driveway.  Decompose water.  And take a tour of The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard.  All this, dozens more explorations, plus printables, library lists, additional layers, web links and more are included in Layers of Learning Unit 3-18. This is part of a unit study covering four subjects: history, geography, science, and the arts.  It is designed to be used family style with all ages from 1st graders up to 12th graders learning together.  Each book is in full color and includes printables at the end.  Learn more about the Layers of … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 3-17

Layers of Learning Unit 3-17 includes: History: Boston Tea Party Geography: Japan Science: More Reactions Arts: Folk Music Description Learn about the Boston Tea Party and the important people involved as you make a model of Faneuil Hall.  Make authentic Japanese food from a recipe brought to the states by Japanese exchange students and write a report on our kimono printable.  Learn about reversible reactions with the iodine clock reaction, adapted for home.  Explore folk music from all over the world with YouTube and a printable map to color.  All this plus printables, library lists, additional layers, web links and more are included in Layers of Learning Unit 3-17. This is part of a unit study covering four subjects: history, geography, science, and the arts.  It is designed to be used family style with all ages from 1st graders up to 12th graders learning together.  Each book is in full … click to read more

Layers of Learning Unit 3-16

Layers of Learning Unit 3-16 includes: History: British India Geography: India Science: Chemical Reactions Arts: Classical Music Description Take a guided tour of British India in 1780 as you color a map.  Do a craft to understand the effect the Cornwallis Code had on India.  Make a hand print peacock, a symbol of India. Learn about Holi, the festival of colors and make a colorful art project. Combine iron and sulfur to make a new compound and then decompose baking soda.  Finally do hands on activities to understand and learn about Classical music and a few of the great composers.    All this plus printables, library lists, additional layers, web links and more are included in Layers of Learning Unit 3-16. More From Layers of Learning

Shakespeare Mini Unit

This is a Shakespeare Unit Study. It includes a library list, crafts, activities, discussion questions, and web links that go along with Shakespeare. We cover Shakespeare’s plays and poetry as well as information about the Globe Theater. Description This Shakespeare Mini Unit is taken directly from Unit 3-5 of the Layers of Learning Curriculum, that is, it is identical to the arts section of that unit. This mini-unit is a PDF which can be printed out or left digitally on your lap top or desk top. The Shakespeare Mini Unit includes: Shakespeare Bulletin Board activity Shakespeare the Poet, all about the sonnets Iambic Pentameter Shakespearean Rhyme Schemes The Globe Theater Reading of a Shakespeare Play Hamlet discussion Turning a play into a headline Draw a scene Act out a scene Rewrite a scene Famous Last Words Shakespeare Festival Expedition Common everyday phrases invented by Shakespeare Plus lots of sidebars including On the … click to read more

Mom’s Half Size Planner

We made this mom’s half size planner especially for homeschoolers.  Besides the regular calendar, note, and goal sheets we also include lesson planning and grading sheets. Description This planner is half size, 4.25″ x 5.5″, pdf.  Print onto regular full size computer paper and then cut each sheet in half.  Fill a half size binder or get it bound at a copy shop.  We also have a full size Mom’s Planner. The monthly calendar pages are arranged so you can print front and back and have the months come out in the right order.  Each section of the planner is its own file so that you can easily print exactly the pages you want in the quantity you want. Many of the pages have editable fields so you can type in repeating items like your school subjects or a daily to do list and then print as many copies of … click to read more