The Mystery of History Volume 3
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Spanning the Renaissance, the Reformation, and Exploration
Covering people and events from 1455 to 1707 A.D., The Mystery of History Volume III teaches about the Medicis, the Inquisition, Martin Luther, Shakespeare, Pocahontas, and so much more. The Mystery of History looks at what was going on all over the world in the order that it happened. This volume spans the Renaissance, the Reformation, Exploration, and some early American history. It explores the backdrop to and the significance surrounding the time-honored contributions found in the art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era.
Printed in Full Color
The Mystery of History Volume III brings to life the master painters and sculptors, the scientists and philosophers, and the many explorers whose exploits we still talk about today. In order to best represent the beautiful artwork covered in this time period, Volume III has been printed in full color.
Full Course of Renaissance/Reformation History
Though it is recommended that Volumes I and II be studied prior to this volume, it is not necessary. Volume III can stand alone as a full course of Renaissance/Reformation history.
Unlike Volumes I and II, Volume III has been separated by the publishers into two beautiful books! The student reader now contains eighty-four stirring lessons written by Linda Lacour Hobar in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The reader is a stand-alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. But for those who wish to delve deeper, you will want to consider The Mystery of History Volume III Companion Guide.
Companion Guide with Student Activities
This edition includes an access code so you can download the digital Companion Guide which contains these familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: pretests; hands-on/research activities for younger, middle, and older students; memory card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; and more.
Adaptable for All Ages
The Mystery of History III is written in a conversational style for readers in seventh grade and older, though it can also be used with younger students or as a read-aloud. The Mystery of History Volume III Companion Guide (downloadable version included) provides a range of activities for students through high school.
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Author: Linda Lacour Hobar
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Tied for first place in Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards” for 2009!
Old Schoolhouse Magazine “The Excellence Award – 3rd Place” in the category of “History.”
About.com voted Reader’s Choice 2012 by About.com readers in Best Homeschool History Resource Contest
My daughter has loved learning about Martin Luther and the reformation, renaissance times, and has fallen in love with history all over again.
We own all three volumes of Mystery of History. Even though it's intended to be used much like a unit study with the activities, extra reading and timeline, we've chosen to not do all the extras. My children just read one lesson a day and then tell me about it. They've found it interesting and many times will tell their dad about what they learned during dinner at night. My oldest has more than once heard something mentioned or a name and remembered it from Mystery of History.
My daughter did not care for the author's personal comments throughout the text. She thought the author was too girly! Despite that, my 7th grader learned a lot going through volumes I-III, as evidenced by her scores on a standardized test she took. She was impressed with how well she did on the test. We skipped a lot of the activities because they felt like busy work to me. On ocassion, we used the books as a starting point for exploring a time period in more detail. I did like that history from different geographic places was presented concurrently with European and Middle Eastern history.
Our family has used The Mystery of History I and II and now The Mystery of History: Volume III. We have enjoyed each volume. I really like Volume III and the reader. For my older children we are trying for more independence, but we still like to have days were we all get together and do certain subjects together. It is one of the easiest to use among different aged children. We absolutely LOVE The Mystery of History: Volume III!!