- History: Renaissance
- Geography: Italy
- Science: Magnetism
- The Arts: Renaissance Art I
Learn how Petrarch’s walk up a mountain in 1336 started a whole new Renaissance world and make a hand print painting of the moment. Bake “small cakes” and take your kids through a guided discussion of Thomas More’s Utopia. Map Italy by its cheeses and make a Venetian mask for Carnival. Play with magnets and make objects levitate. Learn about the “Big Three” of the Renaissance artists and get some basic tips on sketching. All this and much more is in Layers of Learning Unit 2-19. 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.