At Beautiful Feet Books we believe great literature has the power to unlock history and make it come alive for students. Our award-winning history programs help students develop a love of learning by showing them the joy found in reading great literature.
To accomplish this we: • Choose the best literature available • Make our programs easy-to-use • Guarantee an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience
Beautiful Feet presents a nurturing approach to learning. By choosing the best books available we help your family experience the enjoyment of learning history through literature.
Reading aloud will show your children the value in reading and learning, and the time spent together will strengthen healthy intellectual, emotional, and spiritual connections. By removing the rote memorization and busywork from this subject, your family is free to enjoy the great stories that make up history itself. Not only will your children have a solid understanding of the subject, they will develop a love of learning that is far more valuable. Imagine learning together, as a family. Our studies easily span multiple grade levels with our read-aloud approach. Our comprehension and discussion questions will prompt your students to connect with the characters found in each story. Notebooking, coloring, map and copy work, web links, and writing assignments, when age-appropriate, will further reinforce the subject. Our History Through Literature Study Guides outline each course in easy-
to-follow lessons while giving you flexibility to add or subtract as needed. This customizable style gives you the freedom to use our studies how you want. If you have an advanced reader then add some of our supplemental literature recommendations. If you have a delayed reader then focus on spending more time reading aloud together. Typically, as your children enter junior high and high school they will begin to work more independently. At this stage our studies focus less on comprehension and more on analysis. We do include an answer key for the comprehension questions but the discussion and writing components of our studies increase in importance. Transform your homeschool by trying our academically-strong studies while taking a more nurturing approach. To read why thousands of families love our history studies click here.
A suggested study sequence is shown below for each of our History Through Literature programs. We understand each student is different and can not easily be categorized within a grade, so treat this as a guide. When using our programs with multiple students we recommend choosing a study designed for your oldest then adjusting it for younger students.
*All programs above are one-year studies with the following exceptions: The Teaching Character
studies are not designed to be used in any standard amount of time.
They are purely for reading enjoyment and do not constitute an academic
study. The History of California and Western Expansion are both semester studies designed to be completed together for a full year of history and literature. The Geography study is a semester course but can be stretched out over a year by completing one lesson per week.
To see the studies we have available for each grade click here. Plus, you can read more about our teaching philosophy and why we begin with early American history.
to view a chart outlining our available programs for each grade.