On this page you will find the Beautiful Feet Early American History Intermediate and books for grades four to six.
Author Rea Berg’s study guides for history use a literature approach. Reading excellent historical fiction is a better way to learn about history.
This is a one year read-aloud homeschool early American history course appropriate for the 4th thru 6th grade level. This guide utilizes award-winning selections of literature to acquaint students with the greats of American history from the Vikings to the Civil War.
It uses the Charlotte Mason Approach of using excellent literature to teach history.
Used with the Early American History Timeline, the Early American History Intermediate Guide incorporates reading, notebooking, map-making, biblical principles, character studies, government, writing exercises and and more!
Early American History Intermediate
Beautiful Feet Early American History Intermediate Guide
Lesson plans make this approach stress-free along with wonderful reading. There are 101 lessons with a suggested schedule of 3 lessons per week.
New features of the guide include:
- Full color layout with historic art, paintings, charts, and maps
- Internet links for further study
- An Answer Key
- Optional activities including geography ones
- Expanded comprehension questions
- Using A Child’s First Book of American History.
- Biblical principles
Additional books are required with the Early American History Intermediate Guide:
- A Child’s First Book of American History
- The Vikings
- William Bradford, Pilgrim Boy
- Landing of the Pilgrims
- Benjamin Franklin
- Amos Fortune, Free Man
- America’s Paul Revere
- The Life of Washington
- A More Perfect Union
- Path to the Pacific
- The Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book
- Abe Lincoln Grows Up
- Go Free or Die
- Walking Road to Freedom
- Your Story CDs
- Early American History Timeline
Required Books for Beautiful Feet Early American History Intermediate Guide
A Child’s First Book of American History (PB)
Beautifully illustrated by James Daugherty, A Child’s First Book of American History has fifty stories of American history presented in chronological order.
Originally published as a Landmark Book, The Vikings has true stories of Eric the Red, Leif, and other Vikings who journeyed to North America and attempted to settled in the rich new land.
Columbus is “unmatched for an inspiring view on the life of the , greatest mariner of all. Columbus’ full life story is told in historical detail with an honest portrayal of this remarkable figure. With the D’Aulaire inimitable style in art and writing they have brought to life the story of the ‘Admiral of the Ocean Sea’, Christopher Columbus! 64 pages, Over sized, full color, Paperback, ages 5 and up
First published by Bantam Doubleday Dell in 1946, Beautiful Feet is now publishing this endearing classic of the native American maiden. “Enjoy the true account of the Indian princess, Pocahontas, Captain John Smith, Powhatan, John Rolfe and the Jamestown settlement of 1607. In the D’Aulaire’s original style of historical storytelling they have brought this colorful New World tale to life. 45 pages, Over sized, full color, Paperback, ages 5 and up
William Bradford Pilgrim Boy
Used in the Beautiful Feet’s Early American History Intermediate Study Guide, William Bradford Pilgrim Boy “is a wonderful children’s book sharing remarkable stories of Bradford’s life until his death in Plymouth. Orphaned at a young age he was formed by forces which were providentially preparing him for the great call upon his life.” Illustrated in black and white with fun questions and activities included. Glossary. 200 pages, Trade PB
Landing of the Pilgrims
“Since 1950, this children’s biography, Benjamin Franklin, has captured the charm and genius of the most beloved founding father of his time. Illustrated with full-color lithographs, each page contains a proverb of Ben’s from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, along with a fascinating and detailed text of his life. Many character lessons can be read and learned from this remarkable book.” 48 pages, Over sized, full color, paperback,
Ages 5 and up
Amos Fortune, Free Man
America’s Paul Revere
The Life of Washington
The Life of Washington is used with the Beautiful Feet Early American History Intermediate Study Guide, this “1893 reprint is largely devoted to Washington’s life during the American Revolution, however, the main purpose according to the author was to give its young readers a distinct and vivid idea of the exalted character and priceless services of the man who was commonly referred to as the ‘Father of his Country .’ ” 113 pages, Trade PB
A More Perfect Union
Path to the Pacific: The Story of Sacagawea
A biography about Sacagawea who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Grades 4 to 8
At This Time
Lewis and Clark Expedition Coloring Book*
If you like to supplement your history studies with coloring books, then you might like Dover Historical Coloring Books.
Abe Lincoln Grows Up
“Drawn From Carl Sandburg’s superb two-volume Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, this is not only a beautifully told story of the young Lincoln, but it is also the story of the young America.”
Go Free or Die
Go Free or Die is a biography of Harriet Tubman, “a Black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the north for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.”
Walking the Road to Freedom
Walking the Road to Freedom is a story about Sojourner Truth, “a Black woman orator who spoke out against slavery throughout New England and the Midwest.”
Your Story Hour: Heritage of Our Country Volume 6 Audio CD Set*
The Heritage of Our Country CD Set has twenty-four true life stories about great Americans such as: Columbus (well, he wasn’t exactly American, but he helped), the early Pilgrims, the story of the US flag, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Walter Reed, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison, one of the first woman lawyers, Edward Bok, Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Philip Nolan, Glenn Cunningham, and Marty Marion. The set includes 12 CDs.
- Beyond the Horizon—Columbus plans for voyage 1
- The Disappearing Light—Hardships and perils of Columbus 2
- Mutiny of Alonzo— Columbus 3
- Columbus in Chains—Columbus 4
- Persecuted and Betrayed—Early Pilgrims 1
- The First Thanksgiving—Early Pilgrims 2
NOTE-With this set, you get the required CDs for both the primary and intermediate studies plus an additional 7 CDs.
Early American History Timeline
Early American History Timeline
The Early American History Timeline is designed as a student kit, for students to cut, assemble and color as they study the corresponding events in American History .With 18 detailed drawings, from Leif Erickson to the Emancipation Proclamation, these key events will help to reinforce your students knowledge and appreciation for our rich American Heritage. Used in conjunction with the Early American History study guides.