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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ISBN: 9781892427304
Grades: 4-8

Product Description:

Subtitled, “The Wars of Independence to Modern Times,” and written at a 10th-11th grade reading level, this volume’s study begins with Bach and Handel in 1708 and ends with the Global War on Terror (2014 and the Revelation of Jesus Christ). Trace the flow of the last three centuries by examining countries/peoples; classical music and art; notable people; developing ideologies; struggling/oppressed people groups; and industrial/scientific developments. This Reader (text) contains 84 history lessons, using a 28-week, three-lesson-per-week format. Included with the purchase of the Reader is an in-text, user-unique, online access code to download the course-required digital PDF Companion Guide. These files include teacher directions, study guides, pre-tests, quarterly worksheets, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, activity instructions (with photos), tests, outline maps, suggested resource lists, appendix pages and more.

Key history elements and dates to memorize include the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the Fall of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, Karl Marx and The Communist Manifesto, Charles Darwin and Evolution, the War Between the States, World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, Formation of Israel, man walking on the moon, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. You’ll also find plenty of illustrative information (maps, charts, art reproductions, and lots of photos). The final chapter provides a glimpse of the Christian reasons for a hope for mankind, with an overview explanation and a brief overview of a few historical interpretations of the promises in The Book of Revelation. This lesson makes an interesting, yet not surprising endpoint for a world history course that proposes that the "mystery" of history points to Jesus. Utilizing a 28-week, three-lesson-per-week format, this Reader (text) includes with purchase a user-unique, in-text, online access code to download the course-required digital (PDF) Companion Guide. This Guide contains teacher support, activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes. Uses NKJV references. 607 pgs, hc.

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.

The flow of the last three centuries is traced through countries/peoples; through clas¬sical music and art; through notable peo¬ple; through developing ideologies; through struggling/oppressed people groups; and through industrial/scientific developments. Volume 4 includes the Reader (text) plus an accompanying Companion Guide that pro¬vides PDF files of activities, maps, study guides, reviews, and quizzes.

Category Description for Mystery of History:

This conversationally written, chronological, 4-year-cycle program is specifically designed so that multiple ages can simultaneously study God’s sovereignty throughout history, from Creation to the 21st century. History is His story, after all. As a Christ-centered study written by a home school mom, each reader volume in the series chronicles key individuals and events that demonstrate the hand of divine providence through the highs and lows of human history. Tough elements are not ignored, and key church history is included. Trace the hand of God through historical events. Volume 1 focuses on Ancient History (ending with the life and resurrection of Jesus); Volume 2 Middle Ages; Volume 3 Renaissance, Reformation & Growth of Nations; and Volume 4 studies Revolutions to Rising Times (1708 - 2010). Each volume provides from 28 to 36 weekly lessons. Reading level will advance in difficulty as learners work through the 4-volume cycle (See individual descriptions for details). This program adapts easily to a classical, Charlotte Mason, or more traditional approach.

The essential hub of the course is the Reader Text, which includes a unique-user PDF download code of the volume-specific Companion Guide. This course achieves a nice balance of structure, routine, and consistent learning versus variety, choice, and independent customization. The 3 weekly required lessons found in the Reader are framed among pleasant layout and appealing full-color photographs. Read the narratives aloud or have older students read independently. The remaining necessary components come from the Companion Guide: teaching information and directions, the scope and sequence, the pretest, quarterly worksheets, tests and quizzes, mapwork, timeline (called the Wall of Fame), and memory cards (key details of each key historical element learned that week). For mapwork assistance, the publishers highly recommend the customizable, digital WonderMaps (item 082644) or these 2 book-based atlases: The Student Bible Atlas (item 00167 particularly for Volume 1) or Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (item 00733). Thus far, the amount of work I’ve described might suffice for students, particularly in grades 1-6. But then you’d miss out on all the included items which allow you to personalize to your specific goals, family situation, students—and you!

As a convenience, printed Companion Guides are available on our website as separate purchases for Volumes 1-4. Whether using the digital or printed, the additional suggestions and optional resources provide a wealth of options for different ages. The 500+ pages specifically tailored to each volume include the required course items, as well as hands-on activities for younger, middle, and older students (with any needed instructions or templates and photos); field trip suggestions; semester tests; research and writing exercises; a detailed supplementary Book and Resource list (general books, Bible, read-alouds, references, and creation science museums/zoos); and Lesson Resources (specific books, films, and Bible chapters that correlate to lessons in the Student Reader).

Optional resources are now available as digital downloads. These include Challenge Cards, Notebooking Pages, Folderbooks, Super Supplemental Set, and Cookbook. The Challenge Cards contain over 300 question-and-answer cards and a dozen game ideas. Coloring Pages include 36 collage-style coloring pages. Notebooking Pages include ruled & unruled pages for hand-written narration, information pages, and fillable PDF pages for computer use. Folderbooks (a.k.a. lapbook) can be downloaded as well. Providing your own manilla folder, and using the included items, students create folders representing content from the lessons. The Super Supplemental Set includes all 4 items as downloads in one purchase. The Volume 2 downloadable Cookbook includes historical recipes from the Early Church and the Middle Ages. Audio books of each Volume are available for purchase at the author's web site. Make the road to understanding His Story throughout time a delight with this history series! ~ Ruth

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Yelena D on Mar 14, 2023
We love these history books!
Ann R on Jan 12, 2023
Best price!
Yelena D on Mar 14, 2023
We have used Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in our homeschooling. I have been very pleased with the Christian worldview presented.
Stacy C on Jan 16, 2023
We love these history books!
Ann R on Jan 12, 2023
All of the Mystery of History books have been of the upmost quality. They are full of fascinating history presented in a manner that allows all of my children to learn together. I always learn something as well! I consider this history series to be one of the crowning jewels of my children's homeschool education.
User on Nov 16, 2022
Vol 1-3 were great, now we need Vol 4
Jalene C on Sep 7, 2022
Required for my home school coop
Dana S on Aug 5, 2022
I enjoyed the previous volumes.
Jessie W on Jul 11, 2022
We love this series and are excited to finish it with level 4.
Jessica S on Jul 1, 2022
My son (going into 8th grade) loves this curriculum. We like that it's chronological & especially that it's taught from a Christian worldview. We can't wait to finish up the series with Volume 4 this year.
Heather T on Jun 16, 2022
We love how this series incorporates the study of philosophers, preachers, scientists, artists, musicians, and writers into the history of their times. Such important people are often studied "in a vacuum," outside the proper historical context. The integrated approach of MOH makes these people and their contributions to history understandable and memorable.
Christie A on Mar 16, 2022
We have used and loved other Mystery of History books. Looking forward to using this one with my highschooler.
Dwayne S on Feb 7, 2022
My son loves history. He is 10-years-old. He is currently studying the volume 3, but is looking forward to the next volume. Grandma gave us money to buy him a Christmas gift so this will be perfect! He will love it! I am grateful for Rainbow Resource Center because their prices for these books are the best and in the past the shipping has been great. I receive the packages earlier than expected.
Gustavo Q on Dec 19, 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.
Jeff 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
We have used Volumes 1, 2, and 3 in our homeschooling. I have been very pleased with the Christian worldview presented.
Stacy C on Jan 16, 2023
All of the Mystery of History books have been of the upmost quality. They are full of fascinating history presented in a manner that allows all of my children to learn together. I always learn something as well! I consider this history series to be one of the crowning jewels of my children's homeschool education.
User on Nov 16, 2022
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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Our last book...
We love this series of History books! We found these books to be interesting, informitive, but yet sorrowful at times. We will be doing M.O.H 4 next year.
February 16, 2023
2 months ago
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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years 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
over 3 years 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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