Layers of Learning Unit 4-3

Come explore Layers of Learning Unit 4-3. History: Industrial Revolution Geography: U.S. Landscapes Science: Energy The Arts: Romantic Art I Description In this unit you’ll find sections on history, geography, science, and art.  First, put together a printable notebooking page that teaches about Capitalism and Cronyism.  Next, cut and paste as you learn about the mountains of the United States.  Make a miniature 3-D diorama of a swampland.   Then do an activity that will help you actually see a Joule of energy in action.  Finally, create a paper collage to learn about techniques used by the Hudson River School of art.  Layers of Learning Unit 4-3 has all of this and dozens more ideas.   It will keep your kids learning with hands-on fun.  This is a PDF. In each unit you’ll find a recommended library list, important background information about each topic, and lots of activities to choose from. … Keep on reading

Connecticut State Study

Connecticut was first settled by the Dutch who had claimed the land from the Connecticut River to the Delaware River for the Netherlands and named the area New Netherlands.  English colonists from Massachusetts soon outnumbered the Dutch colonists and New Netherlands disappeared when the city of New Amsterdam surrendered to the English in 1664 and the city was renamed New York. Connecticut is situated adjacent to New York City and parts of Connecticut are counted as belonging to the Greater New York area, which along with New Jersey is called the tri-state area.  Connecticut’s coastline and navigable Connecticut River have given the state a history of maritime trade and fishing.  The southern and western parts of the state are heavily urbanized giving Connecticut one of the highest population densities in the United States.  The northern and eastern parts of the state are more rural and have picturesque New England farm … Keep on reading