Heart of Dakota

 An Overview of Our Programs:

Each Heart of Dakota program was designed from the ground up to be educational, Christ-centered, easy-to-use, time-conscious and flexible. Using tried-and-true teaching practices and timeless learning methods, our guides combine living books and hands-on activities to offer a one-of-a-kind homeschool experience. When you use one of our programs, here is what you can expect to find:
  • Open-and-Go Daily Plans
  • A Biblical Foundation
  • Time-Conscious School Days
  • Quality Living Books
  • A Choice of Resources
  • Lessons That Fit a Variety of Learning Styles
  • A Skill Progression Leading to Independence

 

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Review – Bigger Hearts For His Glory

General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – Heart of Dakota
  • Website Link
  • Placement Guide
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Lower elementary and Upper elementary 
  • Subject Covered: All-in-One Curriculum
  • Cost Range: More than $200
  • Supplemental Material Cost: Less than $10
  • Format: Physical product
  • Religious content: Yes

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Charlotte Mason
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Spatial, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Verbal, Intrapersonal, and Tactile
  • Intelligences Utilized: Music, Logic, Pictures, Words, Relationships, and Contemplation
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Scripts, Spiral, Repetitive, Progressive steps, Multi-Disciplinary, Mastery, Independent Work, and Living Books
  • Common Core: No
  • Accredited: No
  • Teacher Helps: More than average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Average
  • Pictures: Average
  • Binding: Soft cover
  • Lessons Included: 34 weekly units divided into 5 days/week
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 year

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: Average
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Speech to text, Typing, other assistive technology devices
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Many pages/books to keep track of and multiple smaller tasks to track
  • Average Length of Lessons: 3.5 hours
  • Concentration Level Required: Average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Very easily
  • Language Complexity: Average

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

Highlights include short lessons in all subjects including art, music, geography, and Bible. Christian virtue is interwoven through all subjects seamlessly. This curriculum is very manageable to do with children of various ages, and Heart of Dakota will make a point of personalizing it to meet the needs of your family and children.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

As this is an all-in-one Charlotte Mason curriculum, there are many wonderful books to keep track of. It would be wise to set aside space to keep all components together for when you need them. The teacher guide includes all daily lessons as well as the reading schedules, spelling and dictation, and poetry. You might want to tab each section as you will be doing a lot of flipping back and forth.