Layers of Learning Unit 2-8


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  • History: Feudal System
  • Geography: Germany
  • Science: Muscles, Skin, Cardiopulmonary
  • The Arts: Gothic


Make a knights tunic and swear fealty to your lord.  Adorn your castle with the code of chivalry and develop your own family code.  Read about the Peasant’s revolt from The Chronicles of Froissart, a medieval source.   Revel in some German food like Bavarian pretzels and Black Forest cake.  Build muscle models and color diagrams of skin.  Make model blood and find out how long your blood vessels really are.  Dissect a sheep pluck and make a model lung and diaphragm.  And do real fresco painting while learning about medieval artists like Giotto.  These activities plus dozens more are in Layers of Learning Unit 2-8.  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.

2-8 sample page


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2 Responses to Layers of Learning Unit 2-8

  1. Kristina Calkins says:

    The Door in the Wall is a great book to. It is by Marguerite de Angeli

    • Layers of Learning says:

      Yes indeed, it’s one of my favorites. It’s in the book list for Unit 2.9, Crusades and Black Death. Unit 2.9 is coming out later this week.

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