(closeout) 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 3 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 Available Separately
The black-and-white paperback guide book (available separately), also written by Linda Lacour Hobar, 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
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 (sold separately) provides a range of activities for students through high school.
Please note: This is the text only! If you would like the student pages and activities, you'll want to consider The Mystery of History Volume III Companion Guide.
Author: Linda Lacour Hobar
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner
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!!
As a child, history was boring to me! But Linda Hobar has completely changed my opinion. She writes in a very personable style, and tells fascinating stories about the people and events of history. As you read, you almost feel like you are meeting these people of long ago - you learn not only of the facts of their lives, but of their emotions, too. And of the events that shaped their future.
Linda also speaks directly to the reader. She makes you feel that she is sitting in the room with you, telling stories.
In addition, the organization of the text helps to break up the reading into manageable portions. The text is divided into 28 weeks, and each week is broken into 3 lessons. That means, out of a 36 week school year, we can miss a few weeks here and there and still finish the book.
I would highly recommend this text to anyone with students 4th grade or older. And if you read the text aloud to them, it could easily be used with younger children.