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 (pdf files) are available, depending on the volume, in print form, as a CD, and/or in 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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Mystery Of History Volume IV is challenging but yet engaging. :-) Perfect for my students!
Christina R on Oct 13, 2021
My son did Volume 3 in 7th grade, and chose this for 9th grade after looking at the Notgrass curriculum.
Andrea S on May 29, 2021
Mystery Of History Volume IV is challenging but yet engaging. :-) Perfect for my students!
Christina R on Oct 13, 2021
I want a history class for my son based on our belief.
Amor R on Jun 18, 2021
My son did Volume 3 in 7th grade, and chose this for 9th grade after looking at the Notgrass curriculum.
Andrea S on May 29, 2021
used the other volumns and loved
Sherri M on May 1, 2021
sotw was inaccurate and pushing left principles
Tim L on Apr 29, 2021
We've loved this series, and can't wait to start the next book.
Carter C on Mar 21, 2021
I've been teaching the kids Mystery of History and we are on Volume III.
Joyce L on Feb 6, 2021
I have the other volumes and like the content
Colleen A on Jan 26, 2021
Excellent, thorough history curriculum with a Biblical worldview. Hands-down my son's favorite homeschool history option. We had borrowed Volume 4 from a friend, but now that my son has graduated, he wants the complete set to keep.
Sherrey D on Jan 11, 2021
We have used the previous volumes of Mystery of History. We have learned a lot and enjoyed the perspective of this series.
Mary M on Oct 12, 2020
We enjoyed this same author's previous book last year and thought to continue to use her book for the 7th grade.
Racquel B on Sep 2, 2020
Heard good things about this curriculum from fellow home-schoolers!
Anna B on Aug 22, 2020
We love Mystery of History and have already completed Vol 1, 2, & 3.
CYNTHIA S on Aug 16, 2020
Like author's wiring styles. Makes history accessible for all levels. Appreciate all the "teacher tools" that make reinforcement and assessment easier to implement. Suggested activities for different age groups or each lesson (in Companion Guide) is a boon. Author even provides grade suggestions and record sheets. Ms. Hoban understands the needs of the homeschool parent and her love for history from a Christian perspective shines through.
Kevin And Jozina P on Aug 12, 2020
Love this series can't wait to see how it ends in the final volume! I have used this series with all my kids. They love the timelines and engaging lessons. I can't give enough praise for this curriculum.
Scott P on Aug 10, 2020
need it for a home school class
susan s on Aug 6, 2020
I enjoyed volumes I and II. There is quite a bit of information included in the older volumes about how Bible and Christian figures fit in to history. I also like her surmise that the Mystery of History is revealed by God.
Elizabe K on Aug 1, 2020
This series is the only one that my children loved and understood. You felt like you were there in time. It has a personal note to it. You understood the people; what they felt and what they were like. Not just dates and times.
Kimberly P on Jul 31, 2020
This is a comprehensive look at modern history from a Christian perspective and includes many creative ways to take history out of the bubble and see it in it's proper context.
Tina W on Jul 29, 2020
I have used other Mystery of History books and loved them!
Rebecca M on Jul 22, 2020
We enjoy all the MOH products.
gabra s on Jun 19, 2020
We have used volumes II and III and have really enjoyed these. I gave my daughter a few options for this year's history and she chose Mystery of History volume IV. She really wants to learn about this time period in history, as it is not one that has been covered yet in any of her other history courses.
Arlene S on Jun 17, 2020
Cheaper than Amazon this time. I love this curriculum. It is our third year using it.
Erika M on Jun 5, 2020
I absolutely love this volume! I did it with my sixth and eighth graders. So well done!
Fern M on Apr 28, 2020
We have completed volumes 1-3 and are excited to complete our journey through history.
Jenny G on Apr 18, 2020
My kids LOVE Mystery of History. We have been through Volumes 1-3 multiple times and area looking foward to Volume 4!
Sarah S on Apr 15, 2020
We've listened to the Story of the World Series and this looked like a great "step up" into his middle school years. I love that the companion pages are available for printing through the website with the included code. I don't always use the note booking pages, but I like that they're available if I choose to use them.
Jessica B on Apr 3, 2020
We have read the first 3 MOH books and LOVE them, so well written and we learn so much. Looking forward to reading the 4th version!
April C on Feb 10, 2020
The Mystery of History helps children love the facts and information to be gleaned from all four volumes! I have taught from these volumes of history for over 10 years and love them all.
Jennifer P on Jan 20, 2020
It coincides with our classical conversation history material
Beth F on Jan 12, 2020
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 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
I want a history class for my son based on our belief.
Amor R on Jun 18, 2021
used the other volumns and loved
Sherri M on May 1, 2021
Does volume 4 not have the companion guide book?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mystery of History Vol IV currently has only a download code. All "companion guide" content is downloadable through their website.
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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Rated 5 out of 5
I LOVE all of the Mystery Of History books. I have been anxiously awaiting volume four for years because this series is my favorite for my family with multiple ages. The author is very God glorifying as she presents HIS story!
February 25, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I'm really looking forward to using this with my 6th/7th grader! It is such a broad coverage, with an intimate approach.
September 10, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
Engaging and interesting for my 9th grader. It’s our first year homeschooling due to covid and this series has reignited my daughter’s interest in History compared to what she learned in public school. Thank you!
September 5, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I liked
I like it. I have the others and I got this one for my set. I like how she interweaves history of Bible people and Christian's. It makes it easier for me to figure out when and where they lived.
September 2, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love it. It quickly covers a lot of history in a short amount of time.
February 18, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it !! We have done all the volumes. Every year we look back over our timeline board from creation on
October 11, 2017
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
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 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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 4 years ago

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