Scope and Sequence Chart

Program History Focus Science Focus
AGES 2 - 5
Little Hands to Heaven

Overview of Biblical history using Bible stories in chronological order from creation to Paul's missionary journeys

A first look at science through weekly activities related to the Bible Stories

AGES 5 - 7
Little Hearts for His Glory

Chronological overview of history from Bible times to present day; main emphasis is on Biblical and American history

General science introduction: Twice weekly experiments with text connections related to history stories

AGES 6 - 8
Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory

Chronological early American history focus from 1565-1865 told in story form; includes weekly geography lessons

General science overview: Using twice weekly experiments with text connections related to the history stories

AGES 7 - 9
Bigger Hearts for His Glory
(extending to grades 4-5)

Biographical approach to American history from the 1500's - 1970's; includes weekly geography lessons

Daily readings and assignment are from living books and biographies. Life, physical, and earth science are emphasized. Readings loosely coordinate with the history study.

AGES 8 - 10
Preparing Hearts for His Glory
(extending to grades 5-6)

One-year chronological overview of world history told in narrative form; Biblical history is intertwined with the rest of world history. Weekly geography work with maps and globes is included.

Daily independent readings and activities are scheduled for students using living books. Life, earth, and physical science are explored. Readings loosely coordinate with history study.

AGES 9 - 11
Hearts for Him Through Time: Creation to Christ (extending to grades 6-7)

An overview of ancient history from Creation to Christ told in narrative form - The history of the Hebrew people is told along with the history of other ancient people groups. An in-depth study of the geography of the Bible lands is included.

Life Science/Biology Focus

Daily independent readings and activities are scheduled for students using living books that focus on life science and biology. Land animals, birds, plants, and the human body are explored.

AGES 10 - 12
Hearts for Him Through Time: Resurrection to Reformation (extending to grades 7-8)

An overview of history from the Resurrection of Christ to the end of the Reformation told in narrative form - Church history is woven in and out of the narrative at the proper places in history. In-depth mapping activities coordinating with this historical time period are included.

Earth Science Focus

Daily independent readings and activities are scheduled for students using living books that focus on earth science. Astronomy, the atmosphere, continents, oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of the earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, wind, tides, currents, glaciers, rivers, and longitude and latitude are explored.

AGES 11 - 13
Hearts for Him Through Time: Revival to Revolution (*extending to grades 8-9)

A chronological and narrative overview of American history within the context of world history from the Revivals to the Industrial Revolution, including Church history and missions; In-depth map reading and mapping activities are scheduled to coordinate with the history readings; study of primary source documents and historical poetry is included; research on the Signers of the Declaration of Independence is conducted; an optional Christian study of the 50 states is provided.

Physical Science Focus

Daily independent readings, experiments, and activities in the area of physical science, combine living books about inventors with Education Exploration's lab-driven science course. Students build real-life projects to experiment with force, electricity, energy, current, motion, properties and changes in matter, speed, velocity, pressure, density, buoyancy, magnetism and electromagnets, motors, generators, circuitry, physical and chemical reactions, transfer of energy, sound, optics, light, and more.

AGES 12-14
Hearts for Him Through Time: Missions to Modern Marvels (*extending to grades 9-10)

A chronological and narrative overview of American history within the context of world history from the 1890s to present day including Church history, modern missions, and stories of Christian heroes; American speeches are read and discussed; in-depth map reading and mapping activities are scheduled to coordinate with the history readings; economics principles are studied; an optional U.S. Presidents Study and individual state study is also provided.

Introduction to Chemisty & Creation vs. Evolution Focus:

Daily independent readings about chemistry, 20th century scientists, and creation vs.evolution are combined with experiments and activities in the areas of chemistry, genetics, & DNA. Students experiment with reactions between solids, liquids, and gases; effects of acids and bases: electrochemical reactions with metals and salts; isolating DNA from a tomato; investigating inheritance and how traits are passed down; showing dominant and recessive genes through game play; learning the components of cells; building a model of the double-stranded helical structure of DNA; finding out how nucleotides fit together; analyzing DNA evidence; breeding a bacteria colony; discovering how mutation affects genes; and much more!

Note: Currently we plan to release a guide each year until the line of Heart of Dakota guides is complete.

Program
History Focus Science Focus Literature Focus Bible Focus
Hearts for Him Through High School: World Geography
(Ages 13-15)
*extending to grades 10-12
World Geography and
World Religion & Cultures
Integrated Physics & Chemistry with Lab Fundamentals of Literature/Composition/Grammar
Scripture-Based Spiritual Growth
Hearts for Him Through High School: World History
(Ages 14-16)
*extending to grades 11- 12
World History and
Church History
Biology (including Anatomy) with Lab and Health Elements of Literature/Composition/Grammar Old Testament Survey and Pilgrim's Progress

Future Programs ...

Hearts for Him Through High school: American History to 1900
(Ages 15-17)
*extending to grade 12
American History to 1900 and Government Chemistry with Lab American Literature/Composition/Grammar New Testament Survey
Hearts for Him Through High School: American History 1900 to Present
(Ages 16-18)
American History 1900 to Present and Economics/Personal Finance Possibly Physics or another Advanced Science Option British Literature/Composition/Grammar Biblical Worldview & Apologetics

Note: Each guide will also include other suggested or scheduled coursework not listed above, such as math and foreign language. You can plan for your student to earn approximately 6 to 6 1/2 credits for completion of all subjects in each Hearts for Him Through High School guide. Upon completing all 4 high school guides, your student will have earned 4 credits of history, 4 credits of science, 4 credits of literature (including composition and grammar), 4 credits of math, 4 Bible-related credits, 2 credits of foreign language, and several credits of electives.

*If you have a student using the program in the extension range, visit our message board for ideas on how to adjust the 3R's and science to gain the credits your student needs. To access our message board, go to www.heartofdakota.com/board and click on the Main Board.