William O. Steele wrote this compelling novel about a young boy named Chris growing up in the Tennessee mountains during the Civil War. Chris's brother fights for the North, but Chris himself hates the Yankees (because they take over his beloved forest and eat his family's food) and even does some spying for the Confederates. When he spots a Union wagon train that his brother may be part of and then watches the bitter battle that follows, he learns that maybe war isn't so cut and dried after all. A great novel for young readers that realistically shows the emotional and physical horrors of the Civil War. Short chapters, 158 pgs, pb.
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, Maps , or a Composition Book maybe available. See individual courses for more details. 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.