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The Mystery of History Vol I

Pre-order The Mystery of History, Volume I, Third Edition

Ships Summer 2019

Pre-order The Mystery of History, Volume I, Third Edition

Introducing The Mystery of History, Volume I in an engaging NEW FORMAT! Our 3rd edition of this beloved history curriculum will now look like Volumes III and IV, with a beautiful full-color hardback Student Reader and an improved Companion Guide. As with Volume IV, a download code for a free digital copy of the new Companion Guide will be included in the Reader. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this new edition in our warehouse. Enjoy one of the first copies hot off the press! Pre-order today!
 
The Mystery of History Volume I is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see God’s hand throughout history...and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies, integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time. Covering creation to the resurrection, this curriculum is arranged by quarters and weeks; each quarter begins with an “Around the World” summary of events to introduce the time period; lessons progress chronologically, with each week having 3 lessons, a pretest, review activities (including Memory Cards), and exercise or quiz. This book integrates the text with write-in activity pages. These activity pages are reproducible for in-family use, or students can write directly on the worksheets.
The Student Reader contains 108 exciting lessons  in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. Divided into 36 weeks, the reader is a stand-alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. But for those who wish to delve deeper, we have included a download code in each book for a digital version of The Mystery of History Companion Guide, Volume I, Third Edition. The reproducible resources of the Companion Guide, also written by Linda Lacour Hobar, contain familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: 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.

 


The Mystery of History series provides a historically accurate, Christ-centered approach to world history for all ages.

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CHRONOLOGICAL

Beginning with Creation, The Mystery of History four-volume series presents world history in chronological order, covering every corner of the globe.

  • Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection (c. 4004 B.C. – c. A.D. 33)
  • Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 33 – 1456)
  • Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455 –1707)
  • Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times (1708 – 2014)

CHRISTIAN

The Mystery of History is distinctively written from a Christian worldview. Creation-based and standing on the authoritative Word of God, lessons in The Mystery of History are like pieces of a mosaic that reveal a much bigger picture and tell a much larger story. Together, they point toward God’s redemptive plan for mankind through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

COMPLETE

The Mystery of History Student Readers can stand alone for all ages to enjoy. For those who wish to delve deeper, the user-friendly Companion Guides bring lessons to life with multi-age activities, timeline directions, mapping exercises, Memory Card ideas, pretests, quizzes, games, worksheets, tests, film and literature suggestions, and more. It’s easy to use for one student at home, ten in a co-op, or hundreds in a school.

THE MYSTERY OF HISTORY READING LEVEL

For independent reading, The Mystery of History is written for these reading levels:

  • Volume I, 4th- to 5th-grade reading level
  • Volume II, 6th- to 7th-grade reading level
  • Volume III, 8th- to 9th-grade reading level
  • Volume IV, 10th- to 11th-grade reading level

 However, these reading levels don’t reflect the wide range of ages that can benefit from this curriculum. As a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate the following:

  • Volume I, grades 1–12
  • Volume II, grades 3–12
  • Volume III, grades 5–12
  • Volume IV, grades 7–12

 Of course, all these guidelines are simply that—our guide. Each student’s readiness can vary to either side of these suggestions. Reviewing our sample pages for each book at our site may be helpful.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“World history is far more than what man has or has not accomplished! From a biblical worldview, history tells us a bigger story, and one that is far grander than man can conceive. His-story is the slow, steady revelation of God to man, and mankind’s mixed response—some bow down to Him, some don’t. But the sovereign plans of the Lord remain the same, as Jesus Christ came ‘to seek and to save that which was lost.’ ” (Luke 19:10)

Linda Lacour Hobar, a native-born Texan holds a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. With seventeen years of homeschool experience, seventeen years in ministry groups and church classes, Linda brings a wealth of perspective to world history. As a parent, a missionary, and a teacher, she has a personable writing style that appeals to all ages.


"We love Mystery of History. We used it in a traditional school setting in the past and now use it as part of our full time home school curriculum. It is very thorough and easy to follow. You can do all of the suggested activities or only read and discuss each chapter. Either way your child will learn so much about history from a Christian point of view." - Stacy G., Co-op Member
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