The Mystery of History Vol II

The Mystery of History, Volume II

The Mystery of History, Volume II continues the story of God’s working in history with lessons that cover the early church that arose after the death of Christ (AD 33) through the Middle Ages and the invention of the printing press. This classical curriculum is written from a Christian, young-earth perspective, and gives students insight into how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history!

Written in a conversational style, this curriculum is arranged by semester, quarters, weeks, and lessons; 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 pages are reproducible for family use or students can write directly on the worksheets.

The 84 lessons will take a year to complete if you follow a traditional 36-week school year (3 lessons per week). 714 three-hole-punched and perforated pages. Softcover consumable workbook. Activity pages are reproducible for in-family use only.


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

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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)


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.


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.


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.



“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." - StacyG, Co-op Member
  • The Mystery of History, Volume II

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    The Mystery of History, Volume II explores the time of the Early Church to the Middle Ages from AD 30 to 1460. Your students will discover how God continually reveals Himself in this big-picture look at world events from Pentecost to the printing press. User-friendly format features lively text, quizzes and tests, reviews, projects and activities, timeline and mapping assignments, answer keys, reproducible student pages, and more. 750+ pages

  • WonderMaps

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    Discover how much excitement maps and geography will add to your learning experience through the amazing features of WonderMaps 1.2 — You can now edit your maps right on your computer with Adobe Reader!

    WonderMaps has over 300 maps, including:

    • 75 maps of the world
    • 60+ maps of the USA
    • 150+ historical maps, including 30 biblical maps
    • The complete map sets from The Mystery of History vols. I–IV and All American History vols. I & II

    Version 1.2 requires Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (a free download) and 350 MB hard drive space to run properly.

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  • The Mystery of History Bundle

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    Mix-and-match products to make your own The Mystery of History bundle!  Starting at $49.95, choose from companion guides, atlases, timeline figures and more.

    From: $102.71
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  • The Mystery of History Volume II Companion Guide

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    It’s here! No more racing to the copy shop, calling around town for the lowest copy prices or slicing the binding off your book! Our new CD-ROM saves time, money and headaches. Now you can print out all Mystery of History Volume II reproducibles from your home computer! This disk includes: all pre-tests, post-tests, quarterly worksheets, semester tests, individual maps and most Appendices. A fantastic resource!

  • The Mystery of History Volume II Super Supplemental Collection

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    All of The Mystery of History Volume 2 supplements bundled into one collection at a huge savings!

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  • The Mystery of History Volume II Coloring Pages

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    Students of all ages will enjoy these beautifully designed coloring pages made specifically for The Mystery of History Volume II. Each page of the 28-page set has been expertly drawn to capture one week of lessons. (This set goes well with The Mystery of History Audio Book as students can listen and color at the same time!) Now available as a download, you can print multiple copies for your family at one set price. A great value for larger families! Delivered in .pdf file format.

  • The Mystery of History Volume II Challenge Cards

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    Challenge Cards leverage children’s amazing ability to memorize large quantities of information! These cards capture the most important elements of each lesson in an easy-to-remember format. Included are a dozen game ideas and other suggestions for usage. Challenge cards can be used in combination with the note-taking cards or in substitution.

  • The Mystery of History Volume II – Folderbook

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    The Mystery of History Volume II Folderbooks contains both the mini-books and the directions needed to fold and use them. Try just the first quarter of The Mystery of History Volume II’s four quarters or buy all four —at a substantial savings.

    Students who enjoy working with their hands, who are artistic, creative, or visual will thoroughly enjoy a well-designed, meaningful Folderbook. Additionally, the time spent working together on Folderbooks yields meaningful discussion with your students as they further explore and recall what they have learned!

  • The Mystery of History Volume II Notebooking Pages

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    Included in this download are notebooking pages for each lesson of The Mystery of History Volume II. The format of the pages varies. Almost every lesson has ruled pages for taking notes, some of the pages have maps to help students visualize the lesson, still others have space for the student to illustrate or diagram the lesson. The included Information Pages may contain questions about the lesson for the student to answer or bullets to help the student take notes. Other pages have Scripture or direct quotes from the book that a student may copy or reflect (in writing) upon.

    Included are four categories of reproducibles: Younger Writers, Older Writers, Fill-able Pages, and Information Pages.