Mystery of History Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times

Mystery of History Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times

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Item #: 000203
ISBN: 9781892427304
Grades: 4-8

Product Description:

The beautiful 600+ page full-color, hardcover Mystery of History Volume IV text includes readable (story-based) text and plentiful illustrative information (maps, charts, art reproductions, and lots of photos). The flow of the last three centuries is traced through countries/peoples; through classical music and art; through notable people; through developing ideologies; through struggling/oppressed people groups; and through industrial/scientific developments. Utilizing the same 28 week, three lessons per week format as Volume 3, Volume 4 is primarily the Reader (text) with an online access code to download the accompanying Companion Guide. The digital (PDF) Companion Guide contains files of activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. The final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian reasons for a Hope for Mankind. An interesting endpoint for a world history course but not surprising for a series that has maintained from the beginning that the "mystery" of history is that there is a plan for mankind.

Publisher Description:

Volume IV unfolds three centuries of word history, from the wars of independence to modern times (1708- present) withauthor 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. But for those who wish to delve deeper, we have included a download code in each book for a digital version ofThe Mystery of HistoryVolume IVCompanion Guide. The reproducible resourcesof 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.

Category Description for Mystery of History:

This four-volume world history series provides students with a biblically-based and engaging overview of leading events and personalities from creation to the early 21st century. The series is chronological in structure while employing a number of classical education methods. Volume 1 examines Ancient History, Volume 2 the Middle Ages, Volume 3 the Renaissance, Reformation & Growth of Nations, while Volume 4 studies Revolutions to Rising Times (1708 - 2010). Each volume has from 28 to 36 weekly lessons. The essential resources at each level are the Student Text (Reader) and separate Companion Guide that includes research and writing exercises, map and timeline work, quarterly worksheets, tests and quizzes, and a wide variety of hands-on activities. The Guides are available, depending on the volume, in a print or CD/digital download format. Optional resources include audio versions of each text, as well as "super supplemental" CD's in PDF format that feature coloring pages, notebooking sheets and extra challenge/enrichment plans that can be printed at will.

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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
It seems comprehensive, sounds engaging. I'm excited to try it out.
Kelly R on Oct 4, 2019
Using the series and this is the final book.
Cynthia M on Sep 3, 2019
It seems comprehensive, sounds engaging. I'm excited to try it out.
Kelly R on Oct 4, 2019
Coop curriculum
Debra L on Sep 6, 2019
Using the series and this is the final book.
Cynthia M on Sep 3, 2019
We have the Mystery of History Volume 1-3 and added IV to our collection.
Stacey E on Aug 27, 2019
requested by teacher/vendor
Ilene H on Aug 26, 2019
We have used all of the other Mystery of History books and are excited to complete are journey with them through history.
Denise S on Aug 16, 2019
This is the book we are doing this year for our Co-op.
Elizabeth T on Jul 9, 2019
We loved MofH Volume III, so we are pressing forward with volume IV!!
Laura M on Jun 10, 2019
My daughter requested this because she just finished vol 3 as was assigned to her this year. She enjoyed reading it and said it was very understandable and wants to read the next volume. (age 13)
Christy V on Jun 5, 2019
We've worked our way through the first three books and they've worked well for our family. Very excited to start on Book 4!
User on Mar 12, 2019
We have used the other three volumes and they give a wonderful, Classical Christian overview of world history!
Marie M on Mar 5, 2019
We're using Story of the World 4 in our homeschool and I wanted more information about modern history that my children could use for research and writing assignments. This book looks packed with info and should serve the purpose well.
Erin E on Nov 7, 2018
The kids love it!!
Job A on Sep 13, 2018
Homeschool curriculum
Kellie D on Sep 6, 2018
A truthful, accurate & biblical account of history!
Molly C on Sep 1, 2018
Absolutely love how the author included church history in her previous books.
Eunice H on Aug 24, 2018
Know others using it, and they like it
AMANDA B on Aug 23, 2018
We enjoyed the earlier volumes.
Tamara H on Aug 23, 2018
We are using this history program in our Homeschool co-op.
Christi L on Aug 9, 2018
Our co op uses this book for its christian content and accuracy to historical events.
LeiShell C on Aug 8, 2018
It was the selected curriculum in our coop.
Timothy C on Aug 1, 2018
We have done volumes 1-3 already. They have all been excellent.
Amy C on Jul 28, 2018
I wanted a modern history course that my boys could do mostly independently.
Diana L on Jul 25, 2018
I love this series of World History. I can't wait to use the 4th volume!
Jon D on Jul 18, 2018
We have completed the first three volumes and are very much looking forward to continuing with the series.
Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
We used MOH 3 last year and LOVED it. We've tried other history programs but will continue with this one. Only three days of lessons/reading each week so it's easy to go on bunny trails and dig deeper into a person or topic. Her writing style is conversational. My 7th, 8th and 9th grade children love it. So do I!
Mrsk D on Jul 2, 2018
Have used volumes 1-3 and like curriculumn. For homeschool student.
Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
loved the adaptability of the mystery of history prior books, so we are finishing out with volume 4 now
Jenene B on Jun 15, 2018
Our whole family loves Mystery of History and we look forward to Volume lV.
Robin R on Jun 5, 2018
I love the integration of Biblical and Historical data.
Kim on May 30, 2018
I love that this curriculum takes us right up until recent events (9/11 & the war on terror).
Denise P on May 15, 2018
I'm planning on using this for our homeschool co-op. I like that it can be used for a variety of ages and has hands-on activities.
Deborah S on Mar 5, 2018
I love this curriculum...especially with the audiobook
Shamichae W on Jan 22, 2018
Wonderful Book. Studying history should not be just dates and names, but a study of the people and art and culture.
Susan H on Jan 18, 2018
Classical Conversations Cycle 3 homeschool studies
Amanda F on Jan 15, 2018
We have really enjoyed Mystery of History Volumes 1,2, and 3. We are ready for Volume 4.
Genevie D on Oct 10, 2017
We have used MOH history from the start and are looking forward to using the 4th and final volume.
Terri B on Sep 26, 2017
teacher is using it
Jennifer B on Sep 1, 2017
Excellent resource
Mary Pat O on Sep 1, 2017
I have already done vol. 1,2 and 3. I am looking forward to the final vol.
Sheila J on Aug 31, 2017
I would never buy this again. It jumps from subject to subject. It loses the picture of where you are in history. It calls "Catholic" "Christian" or it seems to from time to time. Mostly religious history book. The first chapters are excellent... Perspective is lost around 9th century...
Lance K on Aug 27, 2017
We have been using Mystery of History for 3 years and my boys really like the way the stories of history are presented. I enjoy how it ties in biblical history at the same time.
Pamela L on Aug 25, 2017
We used Mystery of History for the first time last year with Volume 3. We all loved it so much, and have really retained the information from it and talked about it as our minds make connections from what we learned through the book to what we see, read and hear in every day life. The Christian perspective was very fair, I felt, and the style was very engaging, and it helped the kids to remember some of the important things that happened by knowing personal details about what was going on.
Charlotte T on Aug 17, 2017
loved the first 3 volumes
Daryle H on Aug 12, 2017
Mystery of History is one of our favorite history programs, and we are looking forward to continuing and completing the series with volume 4.
Laina E on Aug 10, 2017
We absolutely love this series of history books. Our son used it for the first time this past year, and has learned more than he ever did with our previous curriculum!!<br />I really appreciate the fact that the author - Linda Hobar - ties ALL of history together - Biblical and secular, and in a time-line fashion, which makes it so much more user friendly than the other curriculum we had been using. I also appreciate the fact that Linda includes the Gospel in her books!
Tammy O on Aug 10, 2017
Used the previous 3 volumes and love this series.
Kerri P on Jul 17, 2017
I chose this item because my local home school co-op is using this book for their Junior High History course this year.
Amy H on Jul 15, 2017
Student loved the other 3 books.
Esther P on Jul 4, 2017
We have done volumes 1 through 3 and now we are finishing up with volume 4. It has worked well for our family and teaching it is straight-forward while at the same time honoring to the Lord.
User on Jul 2, 2017
Coop curriculum
Debra L on Sep 6, 2019
We have the Mystery of History Volume 1-3 and added IV to our collection.
Stacey E on Aug 27, 2019
Does volume 4 not have the companion guide book?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased my copy of MOH vol 4 a couple years ago from Rainbow Resource, it was advertised as having the companion guide with it. However, I never received it, and never got to follow up with RR because of crazy life circumstances. I would think their customer service should be able to address that. Great curriculum though! My children wanted to keep it around for “casual reading material” after we finished the book.
What year was the volume 4 published?
A shopper on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It was published in 2014 (I bought mine in 2016).
Has anyone used this vol with a 5th grader (11yo)? I thought I had read somewhere that it was better to wait and use this vol with an older child.
A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used vol 1 and vol 2 with elementary students all the way up to high school students. I don't see any reason you can not use it with an 11 year old. When i used it with younger students I always read it to them. They have suggestions for younger students, middle school students and high school students. They also have mp3's that students can listen to by themselves.
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Has anyone tried to use the cd-rom and it ask for a password?
Amy G on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I have never had the CD-Rom ask for a password. That seems a little odd. I used the CD to print out a lot of the materials. We even had the audio read the book to the kids at one point. but I do not recall any request for a password.
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Linear and Christ-centered. Our entire family loves the Mystery of History series and would highly recommend it to both homeschooling families and general lovers of history lovers alike. It will be a great addition to your library!
November 29, 2018
1 year ago
Love it !! We have done all the volumes. Every year we look back over our timeline board from creation on
October 11, 2017
over 2 years ago
no cd
I ordered the book with cd but I only got the book with a code inside.I prefer the cd.
October 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
The reader becomes immersed in the chapters
The book is well written and immerses the reader rapidly. The wording is rich, yet easily understood, allowing the student to gain insights and a clear understanding of historical events. Most importantly is the true enjoyment of reading such a succinct and lively text.
September 20, 2017
over 2 years ago
Awesome book
This book is as good as the last one. The type is easy to read, very informative and the color pictures add to the overall enjoyment of reading this. I perused through the section of time my of life. Just in that section I read about things I had heard of, but did not know all the facts or goings on of the issues. This filled in many of the spaces. It is a wonderful book for world History, american history or just to read for informative reasons. Well worth the money. I would prefer a activity book to hold and go through, but I am sure the cost would be more, so the CD is ok, but not as easy to use as a book would be.
June 18, 2017
over 2 years ago
Mystery of History Volume 4
we love this series and volume 4 is every bit as excellent as the rest!!
April 10, 2017
over 2 years ago
Great supplement to history
I have all 4 volumes of Mystery of History and we use them in addition to our other more focused materials. For instance, this year we are studying US History using the Story of US, a secular series used by Sonlight. It's been so helpful to have this Christian point of view to filter in to the lessons...adding yet another angle and facet to our learning.
October 26, 2016
over 3 years ago
Love the Mystery of History Curriculum
We have already used years 1-3 of the Mystery of History! We love the looks of year 4 and it exceeds the expectations we had of it!
August 19, 2016
over 3 years ago
Independent Learners, Step Right Up!
My 12 year old daughter has been studying through this text for 7th grade history and will continue for 8th grade. We like the clarity, chronology, and captivating writing. It is a fresh take on world events written clearly and concisely. We like the lessons on world-changing people that are interspersed with the Christ-centered explanation of "big events".

My daughter found the student guide overwhelming because of all the directions for multiple levels of students. We simply adjusted to a format where I presented her with only the information she needed. I would prefer each lesson and it's corresponding activities to stand on its own, however, I wholeheartedly recommend MOH-IV for a middle school student working to become a more independent learner.
May 24, 2016
over 4 years ago
It's just what I wanted
I have done Sunlight and Winter Promise and liked those but now I was looking for something a little easier to use. I feel like i can just use the book and choose a couple of activities here and there and it is complete. It is easy for my lifestyle right now to not have to gather a lot of extra things.
March 27, 2016
over 3 years ago

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