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As your child continues to grow, are you feeling pressure to cover more
academic areas and wondering how to get it all done?
Is it important to you that your educational choices minister to the heart and mind of your child?

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Bigger Hearts for His Glory

was written with the busy homeschool teacher in mind. It provides a way to do great activities without all of the usual planning and preparation required. Simple daily plans are divided into 10 boxes, which can be spaced throughout the day as time allows. Quick and easy activities require little or no preparation and use only materials you’re likely to have on hand.

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Bigger Hearts for His Glory features 34 units with complete daily plans. These plans are meant to save you time planning, so you can spend your time teaching and enjoying your children. Subjects are rotated daily, so you are able to cover many areas that are often neglected without lengthening your school day. These plans are designed to provide a fun, balanced approach to learning. Little preparation is required, and all of the skill areas are covered. Each day of plans is divided into the following 2 parts: “Learning Through History” and “Learning the Basics”.


Lesson plans are written so you can customize the program to suit your child’s needs. A choice of resources is provided. Resources noted in the plans with a ‘star’ are considered necessary. Resources noted in the plans with a

‘checkmark’ provide a text connection to the activity.


The “Learning Through History” part of the program uses a biographical approach to American history from the 1500’s – 1970’s. Using this approach to history, students will be inspired by stories of American heroes and be led to see God’s providence in the history of our nation. The biographical focus gives a different view of American history from the stories in

Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory

. By layering American history over several years, students will become familiar with some of the famous (and not so famous) Americans that are a part of our heritage. Coverage of the wars in the later years of American history is purposefully omitted until students are older. The areas listed below are linked with the history stories:

  • History Notebooking
  • Geography Lessons
  • Timeline Entries
  • Vocabulary Study
  • Art projects
  • Narration Practice
  • History Activities
  • Classic Poetry: reading, study & copywork
  • Bible Study
  • Biblical Character Trait Focus
  • Devotions
  • Bible Memory Work from Proverbs
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Classic Hymns


The “Learning The Basics” part of the program focuses on language arts, math, and science. It includes the areas listed below:

  • Spelling: word lists/dictation
  • Grammar and Writing Lessons using the text Preparing to Build: English 2
  • Cursive Handwriting Choices
  • Reading Choices
  • Storytime Genre Studies
  • Guided Literature Discussion
  • Story Element Lessons
  • Godly Character Lessons
  • Math Exploration
  • Biographical and Living Book Science Readings
  • Science Experiments
  • Science Notebooking


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