- History: Crusades
- Geography: Balkan States
- Science: Digestive System & Senses
- The Arts: Religious Art
Make a timeline, finally getting all those crusades sorted. Paint Knights Hospitallers action figures using peggies from the craft store (They’re extremely cool and tough and could absolutely take the Saracens any day. Just sayin’.) Make Bulgarian Martinetsa dolls and celebrate the coming of the spring in an ancient tradition. Color and label a diagram of the eye and figure out if you’re left eyed or right eyed with a simple test (useful on the firing range). And finally learn about medieval religious art while doing actual gold leafing. These plus dozens more activities and even more web links, ideas, tangents and books are in Unit 2-9 of the Layers of Learning Curriculum. 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.