The Mystery of History: Vol II, 2nd Edition provides a historically-accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning about the Early Church and the Middle Ages from Pentecost to the printing
press! The completely chronological lessons span the continents to shed new light on who walked the earth when God revealed Himself to mankind during this pivotal period of history.
Biblical & Secular History
As they read the Bible, Christians tend to forget that other civilizations were warring, struggling, and searching for truth. Therefore, this history program is written with combined Biblical and secular history. While decidedly Christian in bent, other cultures and faiths are presented with deference. The Mystery of History: Vol II is written in a conversational style for elementary through high school students. But it can also be used as a read-aloud with younger children.
Not just a textbook, Volume II includes a digital (as a download code) Companion Guide. This Companion Guide is brimming with multi-age activities, hands-on activities, and research projects
for younger, middle, and older students. It also includes memory card ideas, bi-weekly quizzes, exercises, timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists, etc. This option is particularly beneficial for families with younger students in elementary and middle grades.
The user-friendly format presents three lessons per week with hands-on activities, quizzes, tests, a weekly timeline, mapping assignments, and supplemental reading and resource list. 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. Is your family ready to study history in an in-depth, Bible-centered, chronological fashion? Then The Mystery of History is for you. Volume I is not a prerequisite but is highly recommended.
The Mystery of History’s user-friendly format presents three lessons a week with hands-on activities, quizzes, tests, a timeline, mapping assignments, and supplemental reading and resource list. Complete three lessons every week to complete this course in an academic year.
The new edition offers 3 major improvements:
For durability: the book is now a hardback — matching the popular layout of The Mystery of History Volumes I, III, and IV.
For interest: more than 400 beautiful color images and dozens of colorful maps were added — handpicked by the author to be edifying and historically accurate. (Hundreds of fact-filled captions are included!)
For convenience: the book contains a download code to access a 500+ page digital Companion Guide containing pretests; activities for younger, middle, and older students; timeline directions; mapping exercises; quizzes; literature suggestions; and much more — allowing you to customize this course to suit your needs. (A printed version of the Companion Guide will soon be released as a separate purchase for those who would prefer it.)
Teaches History from A.D. 30 - A.D. 1460
Supplemental Reading and Resource List
Publisher's Information Author: Linda Lacour Hobar Binding: Hardcover Copyright: 2021 Publisher: Bright Ideas Press Made In: USA Bible translation: New King James ISBN: 9781892427458 Faith-Based: Yes
Awards and Endorsements: The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winner 1st Place in Middle School History—Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2020) 1st Place in Middle School History—The Old Schoolhouse Excellence Award (2019) Teach Them Diligently Family Favorites Award (2019) Reader’s Choice About.com—Best Homeschool History Resource (2012) Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Award” (2009) A “Top Back to Homeschool Resource Award” (2009) Cathy Duffy’s “100 Top Picks”