Friday, October 3, 2014

Beautiful Feet American and World Modern History for Intermediate Grades

I am so excited to learn that Beautiful Feet has created a follow-up to their Early American History for Intermediate Grades guide!! 

We started using the EAH last year to cover America's Discovery and Settlement; Colonial & Pre-Revolutionary America; and The American Revolution.  I used the guide as an accompaniment to our TruthQuest American History for Young Students I study.  

This year, I'm continuing the EAH BF guide, covering The Louisiana Purchase and The Civil War.  This time period is the same as TQ AHYS II, 1800-1865. 

Next year, I can use the NEW BF American and World guide alongside TQ AHYS III, covering 1865 to modern times.

Now, I must tell you, both TruthQuest and Beautiful Feet are totally stand alone programs and do not need supplementation!! However, I am a self proclaimed curriculum junkie ;-)  I love to pull from, combine, and create my own program to match the learning styles of our kiddos. 

Last year, I used TQ as my spine and supplemented with BF.  This year, after a difficult summer, I became overwhelmed with the planning.  Therefore, I decided to use BF as my spine and supplement with TQ.  They are both AWESOME programs and you really can't go wrong with either one!  I find most, if not all, the BF books are listed in the TQ guides. 

I recognize many of the titles in the NEW BF A&W guide and have most on our shelves, some being Sonlight books.  As you can see from the photo above, my BF EAH guide is an older one.  It does not use A Child's First Book of American History so I'm wondering how it will match up with the new A&W guide.  Looking at the book titles, there may be some overlap, but that's OK.  We can either by pass a section or chalk it up as review.  Either way, I'm super excited to see the new BF guide! 

You can read more about it on the BF Blog here.

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