- History: Medieval China & Japan
- Geography: China
- Science: Electricity
- The Arts: Asian Arts
Write a newspaper report about all the trouble Yang Guifei, the emperors favorite concubine, caused. Make a dragon puppet and Chinese dumplings. Create an electric force field and store electrical charge in a homemade Leyden jar to shock your friends (literally, I’m afraid). And do Haiku origami and try your hand at Chinese paper cutting when learning about Asian Arts. All this and much more is in Layers of Learning Unit 2-16. This is a PDF.
In each 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.