Layers of Learning Homeschool Curriculum Unit 2-1 is here.
Science: Climate & Seasons
The Arts: Byzantine Art
Learn about the Justinian Law code by crafting an origami thingy (we have no idea what it’s actually called). Play a “Treasure of the Cross” with a printable game board to learn about the wars of Heraclius and Khosrau. Find out about Turkey’s national sport, camel wrestling, and make a printable camel craft. Try some “four seasons” crafts or do an experiment showing how el Nino and la Nina work. And finally try gold leafing and make Byzantine style mosaics from beans. This unit includes printable maps, activities, crafts, games and more.
In each Layers of Learning homeschool curriculum unit 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 included at the end of each unit and may be printed as often as needed for your family or class.
This unit can be used as a unit study, an idea book to supplement any curriculum, or as part of the Layers of Learning Program covering history, science, geography and art in a four year rotation.
If you wish to print a physical copy of this PDF unit we highly recommend that you take a digital copy to a copy shop to have it double sided printed professionally; the units are completely formatted and ready for perfect printing results. The unit can either be bound in a comb binding or three hole punched and placed in a binder.