The Mystery of History Reader and Companion Guide, Volume IV
The Mystery of History, Volume IV unfolds three centuries of world history, from the wars of independence to modern times (1708-present) with author Linda Hobar’s distinctly Christian perspective.
The Student Reader contains 84 stirring lessons in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The Student 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 IV. The reproducible resources of the Companion Guide, written also 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. 632 pages, full color illustrations.
This curriculum includes a digital download of The Mystery of History Companion Guide, Volume IV which offers various activities, quizzes, tests, reproducible maps, teacher information, and book lists.
The Mystery of History series provides a historically accurate, Christ-centered approach to world history for all ages.
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.
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 are now in year 4. I love this series and highly recommend it. I love that the focus is on people in history, not just dates and facts. Furthermore, I really appreciate that geography is worked into the lessons." - Catherine, Co-op Member
The Mystery of History Volume IV Companion Guide
The Mystery of History Volume IV Companion Guide contains all of the supplemental and reproducible materials that have made The Mystery of History an award winning, user-friendly curriculum. 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. 600+ pages!
The Mystery of History Volume IV
The Mystery of History Volume IV is now available! Volume IV unfolds three centuries of word history, from the wars of independence to modern times (1708- present) with author Linda Hobar’s distinctly Christian perspective.
The Student Reader now contains 84 stirring lessons in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. (See note below.) 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 Volume IV Companion Guide. The reproducible resources of the Companion Guide, written also 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.
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The Mystery of History Bundle
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.
The Mystery of History Volume IV Super Supplemental Collection
ALL of The Mystery of History Vol IV “Downloadable Extras” bundled into one collection at a huge savings! Includes The Mystery of History Volume IV Coloring Pages, Challenge Cards, Notebooking Pages and all four quarterly Folderbooks.
The Mystery of History Volume IV Folderbook
The Mystery of History Volume IV Folderbook 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 IV’s four quarters or buy all four (when available)—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 IV Audio Book
The Mystery of History Volume IV to life! Through this 24-disc CD set , you can listen to the professionally recorded stories through the voice of the author, Linda Lacour Hobar. This final audio set matches and completes The Mystery of History Audio Book series. Complete and unabridged, this set includes 24 audio CDs with a total listening time of 27 hours, 11 minutes.
The Mystery of History Volume IV Coloring Pages
Students of all ages will enjoy these beautifully designed coloring pages made specifically for The Mystery of History Volume IV. Each page has been expertly drawn to capture one week of lessons. A great value for larger families! Delivered in .pdf file format.
The Mystery of History Volume IV Challenge Cards
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 IV Notebooking Pages
Included in this download are notebooking pages for each lesson of The Mystery of History Volume III. 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, while 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 offer written reflection.
The four categories of printables for each lesson include: Younger Writers, Older Writers, Fill-able Pages, and Information Pages .
The Mystery of History Volume IV Historical Timeline Figures
Timeline Figures to Accompany The Mystery of History Volume IV. In this set you get 299 figures preprinted on card stock pages (IN WALL SIZE.)
This timeline package contains figures chosen to accompany The Mystery of History Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times. Provided in wall size on card stock, they can also be reduced for use in notebook timelines, lap books, or merged with Memory Cards (directions for Memory Cards are given in the MOH IV study).
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