World of Captain John Smith (Foster)
Extending their offering of Genevieve Foster titles, Beautiful Feet has republished this volume set near the turn of the 17th century, encompassing the time of great sailors and explorers as well as the arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans to the New World. As with her other books, Mrs. Foster weaves the tales of peoples and events together in her unique horizontal approach to history, helping the period come alive for readers of all ages. A vital part of the Literature Approach to American History for grades 7 & 8 (also from Beautiful Feet), it is also useful as a supplement to any study of this period. 406 pgs, pb.
This engaging work of horizontal history spanning John Smith’s lifespan from 1580-1631 gives readers a picture of the world just before and during the colonization of America.
When Smith was a boy, Shakespeare was on his way to London to become an actor, the Spanish Armada had failed to conquer England, Mary Queen of Scots had lost her head, and Akbar the young prince of India sought to rule his people wisely. Galileo was perfecting his telescope and seeing things never before seen by the human eye, while Pocahontas romped the forests of Virginia and saved a young Englishman's life. A little band of Pilgrims seeking to escape religious persecution in England fled to Holland and a little Dutch boy named Rembrandt began to paint.
These are just a few of the intriguing personalities, events, discoveries, and advances that made up the world of Captain John Smith and are now made alive to the reader in Foster's masterful way.
Beautiful Feet curriculum takes a multi-level, living book approach to teaching history, geography and world cultures, using easy to use Guides for the teacher and engaging, well-written literature for the student. The Guides provide book lists, chapter readings, discussion and research questions, background information, website links, answer keys, and more. See our website for lists of literature resources to accompany each guide. Most guides provide content for one year of study, with the exception of Geography through Literature and Western Expansion. The latter two are recommended to be completed together for one year of study. Numbers of lessons vary, and are scheduled 1 to 4 days per week. Recommended Timelines are available individually or in a set of two. Timelines are cardstock and include the figures referenced in the study. Students will need to color, cut and assemble the timeline and figures. History and geography come alive with these well done literature guides. See our website for required books for each guide. Some guides and resources contain Christian content while others do not; contact us for additional information.