The Mystery of History Volume 1, 3rd Edition
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The Mystery of History: Volume I, 3rd Edition. Everything you need for teaching Ancient Civilizations through the time of Christ in one book. Written by home-school mom Linda Hobar, The Mystery of History is one spectacular masterpiece. Includes a download code for a free digital copy of the new Companion Guide with pretests; hands-on activities and research projects for younger, middle, and older students; memory card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; and more.
All You Need to Teach History from Ancient Civilizations through the Time of Christ
Written by homeschool mom Linda Hobar, The Mystery of History is one spectacular masterpiece. It is all your family will need to teach history from ancient civilizations through to the time of Christ. Written in a conversational style for elementary through high school students, The Mystery of History can also be used as a read-aloud with younger children.
Not just a textbook, Volume I includes a Companion Guide that is brimming with multi-age activities, book and video lists, memory helps, and timeline suggestions. A digital version of the Companion Guide is included with the Student Reader as a download code. For your family’s convenience, a print Companion Guide is also available separately. This option is particularly beneficial for families with younger students in elementary and middle grades.
Teaches History from Creation to the Resurrection
What appeals to us most about this program is its worldwide approach to history. Did you know that less than ten years after Jonah's trial in a fish, Rome was being established? Or that the last book of the Old Testament was written at about the time of Alexander the Great and that the Great Wall of China was built 200 years before the birth of Christ?
Combines Biblical & Secular History
As they read the Bible, Christians tend to forget that there were other civilizations warring, struggling, and searching for truth. So this history program is written with both Biblical and secular history combined. While decidedly Christian in bent, other cultures and faiths are presented with deference.
The Mystery of History was designed with a thirty-six-week school year in mind. Each week includes a pre-test, three lessons, a review, and an exercise or quiz. If your family is ready to study history in an in-depth, Bible-centered, chronological fashion, The Mystery of History is for you.
Written for 4th- to 5th-grade reading level for independent reading. However, as a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate grades 1-12.
Author: Linda Lacour Hobar
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
First off this curriculum is written with a Biblical world view. If that is not what you are looking for check out Story of the World. My kids and I started with this History Curriculum and we were hooked and completed books 1-4. She starts with creation, gives you a new look into People who lived during Biblical times, including many not mentioned in in the traditional Sunday School Stories. The last Chapter is my favorite ending with the Resurrection and a beautiful alter call. It is easy to picture Secular figures living alongside those we are familiar with in the Bible. Susan is very engaging in her writing and is enjoyable to listen to in the audio version. A must have for students such as my son with Dyslexia. The format is easy to adjust for multiple grade levels. All if my kids grades PK-7th get something out of the lessons. We have worked thru this curriculum several times.
Really enjoying a Christian based history curriculum. Lots of great options on how to implement it.
I am really pleased with the way this is presented. I love how the author has made it accessible to kids of all ages.
Since the book came with a free download code for the companion guide, I decided to not order the physical copy, so as to save a little money.
I wish I had ordered it though.
I appreciate the free download code, and will definitely make use of it, but I would reconned ordering the companion guide with this.
This book is interesting and breaks each section into easy to read portions. Love the faith based teaching of this book.
The new binding is beautiful. The pages layout is fantastic, since it's not just solid text that an ADHD person like me would find intimidating.