- History: 13 Colonies
- Geography: Central America
- Science: Metamorphic Rocks
- The Arts: Settler Sayings
In this unit you can make hand dipped candles and homemade toys like the American colonists. You can learn all about the Salem Witch Trials and the Indian wars, reading primary sources for first hand information. We’ll also visit Lake Nicaragua and its famous sharks, the mysterious Ciudad Blanca, and cook authentic Central American cuisine. Then dive into rocks with Snickers bars, play dough, and egg whites (though not simultaneously). Finally learn about all the crazy idioms settlers came up with and that we still use today. Layers of Learning Unit 3-13 includes all of this, plus library lists, printables, and links to take you to the web. 52 pgs. Full color. 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.