The Beautiful Feet Early American World History books feature several of the Genevieve Foster books as the foundation for this rich study. Books by other Newbery Award winning authors are also used, including James Daugherty, Esther Forbes, and Jean Lee Latham.
This comprehensive study, beginning in the l5th century and stretching to the U.S. Civil War, will be a memorable and insightful experience. As with the other Beautiful Feet advanced guides teacher notes are included.
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- Ancient History Study Guide for Intermediate and High School
- Early American and World History for Junior High
- Medieval History Grades 5-8
- Senior High Medieval History High School
- Modern US and World History High School
Early American and World History Literature Approach
A Literature Approach to Early American and World History for Junior High
It is designed as a one-year course.
The content in the books for this course is very suitable for this age group. If you have children who are younger, this course would be very adaptable for them. All the books are excellent to read aloud to younger children.
In addition to A Literature Approach Early American History and World History for Junior High Study Guide, you will need the following items:
- World of Columbus and Sons
- World of Captain John Smith
- Poor Richard
- Johnny Tremain
- George Washington’s World
- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
- Of Courage Undaunted
- The Great Little Madison
- Abraham Lincoln’s World
They may be available in your local library.
Literature for Early American World History
The World of Columbus and Sons
The World of Columbus and Sons tells the story of the world of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Columbus, Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III, Gutenburg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Vasco de Gama, Copernicus, Michelangelo, and many others all come to life.
The author, a three time Newbery Honor Award winner, presents the events of this important period as a series of miniature dramas with an emphasis on the interaction of events and people.
We like it because it has a very memorable explanation of the lineage of the kings and queens of Europe around that time. The illustrations are awesome, too.
406 pages, Trade PB, Intermediate/High School.
The World of Captain John Smith
This award winning title continues the world’s story near the turn of the 16th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Set amidst the drama of Shakespearean England, readers will also be introduced to the prominent personalities of Smith’s world: Sir Francis Drake, Mary Queen of Scots, the Medici of France, Galileo, Henry Hudson, Sir Walter Raleigh, Pope Gregory, Chaplain, the Czars of Russia, the Pilgrims, the Puritans and many more. Dozens of key events such as the closing of the Orient, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the writing of the KJV bible are included in the World of Captain John Smith.
400 Pages, Trade PB, Intermediate/High School
“A biography of Franklin written with a sweep and verve worthy of its subject and brilliantly illustrated.”–The New Yorker
This superb biography of the printer, statesman, author, reformer, inventor and ambassador reveals a Benjamin Franklin, who in his time, lived more lives than many men together. The brilliance and inexhaustible ingenuity of mind that fascinated his contemporaries continues to charm us now in Daugherty’s work of perhaps America’s most distinguished citizen and interesting human being. As with all of Daugherty’s books, his illustrations of 2 and 3 color compliment the meaty text of Poor Richard. 175 pages, Trade PB, color
For ages 10 and up
In this story, Johnny Tremain is a young apprentice silversmith in Boston in the time of the American Revolution.
George Washington’s World
This classic not only provides the reader a true biography of the great American, but a view of the world in which he lived. Marvel also at the lives of Franklin, Frederick the Great, Voltaire, Napoleon, Catherine of Russia, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton and many others. Portrayed as a whole, the political, social, industrial, and scientific revolutions of the 1700’s, come to life as never before. George Washington’s World is laced with vivid illustrations and carefully researched maps and charts. 360 pages, Trade PB
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Of Courage Undaunted
“First published in 1951, Mr. Daugherty has reconstructed in essence and detail one of the most splendid and daring exploits in the history of exploration and discovery” in Of Courage Undaunted. “In simple, forceful, rhythmic language and pictures rich with imaginative understanding, he has captured the spirit of adventure and the beauty of the wilderness. Bold 2 and 3 color illustrations by the author exemplify the text.” 169 pages, Trade PB, color
Ages 10 and up
Great Little Madison
The Great Little Madison is about James Madison who used “his quiet eloquence, intelligence and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution, steer America through the turmoil of two wars, and ensure that our government, and nation, remained intact.”
Abraham Lincoln’s World
Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th century world in which he lived. Britain’s enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery, and many other cultural and socio/economic events are all shared in Foster’s Abraham Lincoln’s World laced with her traditional pictures, maps, time lines and graphs. Abraham Lincoln’s World will give you a look around the world in his time. 347 pages, Trade PB