The Laura Ingalls Connection

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

The Laura Ingalls Connection

Did you know HOD is located near Laura Ingalls Wilder’s homestead?  The Ingalls family moved to the De Smet area in 1879, at the beginning of the book By the Shores of Silver Lake.  Like many other settlers, free land brought the Ingalls family to Dakota territory.  The homestead can still be visited today!  Just outside our HOD Warehouse, cornfields can still be seen that look much the same as they did when Laura lived in South Dakota – though the size of the fields and the manner in which they are farmed has changed greatly!

Have a great weekend!

June Library Builder: Save 10% on the World Geography Boy Living Library Package!

Library Builder

Use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY for 10% on this month’s Library Builder book set: The World Geography Boy Living Library Package!

We are excited to continue our  Heart of Dakota Library Builder book set promotion! On the 1st Wednesday of each month we will be promoting one of our book sets with a 10% coupon code. For this month’s special, use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY on our website for the entire month of June to apply the savings to your order. The coupon applies to the World Geography Boy Living Library set of books.   To view all of the books in this set, just click here! (Scroll down until you see the “Living Library with Queen Sheba’s Ring (for boys)” section.)

How are the Living Library sets used in World Geography?

(From the package description in our online store):

“The books in this package are not intended to fulfill your student’s high school literature credit, as students are scheduled in the ‘Literature’ portion of the World Geography guide to read separate higher-level literature to fulfill that need. Instead, the books in this package were chosen to make geography come alive and to help students experience various places around the globe through the pages of these books. This set is highly recommended, unless you need to economize, however it is not required to earn credit in World Geography.”

To see a credit and grading breakdown for our World Geography guide, have a look at this!

Use coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY to save!

To apply this month’s savings, just enter coupon code JUNE-LIBRARY on our website when you check out! We hope these books will be as treasured to you as they are to us!

Have a great rest of the week!
Heart of Dakota

PS: If you’d like a more in-depth look at what using World Geography looks like in your home, have a look at this article!

Explore the World in a Whole New Way… World Geography for High School

Come visit South Dakota!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Come visit South Dakota!

Did you know that South Dakota is a great state to take a family vacation? Come visit Mount Rushmore and enjoy the Presidential Wax Museum! If you are coming from the East, you can stop at Wall Drug for free ice water on your way through the “Bad Lands”! Here are a few links to check out if you are interested:

Calvin Coolidge meets South Dakota

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Calvin Coolidge meets South Dakota

Did you know that President Calvin Coolidge’s decision to make his summer White House in South Dakota back in 1929 kicked off a new industry – automobile tourism!* His stay coincided with the dedication of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills.

Have a great weekend! (And maybe come see South Dakota sometime! 😀 )

* From p. 355 of Coolidge by Amity Shlaes, copyright 2013.

Music always makes work more fun!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Music always makes work more fun!

One of the things our employees love about working in the warehouse is the fact that they get to listen to music while they work. Since each of our employees gets a turn to play their own playlist, we get to hear all sorts of different artists! Here’s some of their current favorites:

  • George Strait (Country)
  • Kenny Chesney (Country)
  • Kingdom Heirs (Southern Gospel)
  • Hans Zimmer (Film Soundtrack)
  • David Crowder*Band (Christian Contemporary)
  • TobyMac (Christian Contemporary)
  • Newsboys (Christian Contemporary)

We’re always on the lookout for new music! So…what are some of YOUR favorite artists? 😀