Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail
This inspiring story features a 67-year-old woman, “Grandma” Gatewood, who set out alone to be the first woman ever recorded to hike the Appalachian Trail. Although she faced challenges and setbacks on her journey, she loved her time of hiking alone. Even while she was living on a farm and raising her children in her younger years, walking alone through the woods was her way of relaxing and decompressing. The story is accompanied by beautiful, full-length pictures on each page. The end of the book includes more information about Emma Gatewood, and some little illustrations of iconic natural landmarks on the trail. The inside of the back cover includes a timeline of her life and relative historical happenings. 48 pgs, hc. ~ Brianna
Emma Gatewood’s life was far from easy. In rural Ohio, she managed a household of 11 kids alongside a less-than-supportive husband. One day, at age 67, she decided to go for a nice long walk . . . and ended up completing the Appalachian Trail.
With just the clothes on her back and a pair of thin canvas sneakers on her feet, Grandma Gatewood hiked up ridges and down ravines. She braved angry storms and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. When things got particularly tough, she relied on the kindness of strangers or sheer luck to get her through the night. When the newspapers got wind of her amazing adventure, the whole country cheered her on to the end of her trek, which came just a few months after she set out. A story of true grit and girl power at any age, Grandma Gatewood proves that no peak is insurmountable.
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.