- History: Charlemagne
- Geography: France
- Science: Cells & DNA
- The Arts: Carolingian Renaissance
Color and label a historical map of Charlemagne’s empire and the surrounding kingdoms of his time. Reenact the Battle of Roncevaux pass and read The Song of Roland. Bake a French Apple Tart and make a paper model of the Eiffel Tower. Make an edible Jell-o model of a cell and extract real DNA from peas. And learn about Carolingian architecture by taking an online tour of ancient European churches and palaces. These activities plus dozens more are in Layers of Learning Unit 2-6. This is a PDF.
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.