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Make Learning Fun
Along the style of Susan Schaeffer Macaulay’s For the Children’s Sake and the inspiration of Charlotte Mason, Beautiful Feet Curriculums engage the learner through a living books approach. Founded in 1984, Beautiful Feet curriculums are easy to use and set the children up to encourage life-long learning. When subjects come alive it makes learning fun and children are motivated to engage. Beautiful Feet uses quality books that stand the test of time. Authors include: The D’Aulaires, Genevieve Foster, C. W. Anderson, James Daugherty, Albert Marrin, and others.
Subjects include: History, Science, Geography, Character Training, and more. Material that is designed to develop a critical thinking skill set. Corresponding teacher resources are available, plus literature guides, study Guides, timelines, and maps authored by Rea Berg, Rebecca Manor, and Jonathan Crabtree. The following list is just a sampling of some of the titles.
A MORE PERFECT UNION: THE STORY OF OUR CONSTITUTION
ART MASTERPIECES TO COLOR: BOTTICELLI TO PICASSO
JAMESTOWN, NEW WORLD ADVENTURE
LEIF THE LUCKY
THE PILGRIMS OF PLIMOTH (not a typo, lol)
WINTER AT VALLEY FORGE
THE POPPY LADY: MOINA BELL MICHAEL AND HER TRIBUTE TO VETERANS
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Getting started is easy as choosing a grade level and picking a study subject package. You may prefer to approach it as a budget friendly reading list. Either way, you have control and flexibility to tailor a curriculum to your family’s needs.
I encourage you to explore your way around the Beautiful Feet Books website and read some of the insightful reviews on their approach to a quality education. You’ll value the emphasis on history and your student will discover the importance of having an accurate account of historical events. Beautiful Feet Books has been the recipient of many Practical Homeschooling Magazine Reader Awards and continues to be a family favorite of learning and inspiration. Be sure to checkout their suggested study sequence under the get started tab.
History isn’t boring, textbooks are