Mystery of History Volume 1 Companion Guide CD
The Mystery of History Volume I Companion Guide is the perfect companion to the eBook and audiobook editions of The Mystery of History Volume I. This PDF file includes everything from the print edition of the book except the lesson text. Inside, you will find a wealth of activities, teaching helps, and reproducibles, all neatly organized at your fingertips. We've done the preparation for you, including: memory card ideas, Wall of Fame timeline suggestions, grading helps, a supplemental book list, Bible reading list, answer keys, and more!
For each lesson you will find a pre-test, review points, and quizzes. Hands-on and research activities (tailored to younger, middle, and older students) include writing prompts, memory card activities, mapping, Biblical correlation, and craft ideas. These activities will take your students' learning and critical thinking to deeper levels and perhaps yours, as you discover together!
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.
Learning ancient history from a Bible-centered perspective is still the focus of the 3rd edition of Mystery of History, Vol. 1 However, with the 3rd edition, the format has been updated to be similar to Vol. IV. The biggest change is that it is changing from a paperback book to a hardcover with full color illustrations. Short, interesting readings show how history fits together. What famous Bible figure lived when the Trojan Horse was built? Who lived in North America around the time that Jeremiah wrote Lamentations? Historically accurate with better chronological detail based on the work of James Ussher, the book tells you who walked the earth when and helps put each life in perspective around important events that happened worldwide. Mapping exercises with answers and simplified timeline directions are included along with suggestions for fun activities. Quarterly reviews and semester tests are provided. All student materials is reproducible for family use. Although this is intended for 4-8 graders, it is easily adapted to both older and younger students for an all-in-one history book. Assignments are included for all grade levels.
Access to the Companion Guide is provided with a digital download code. This guide includes PDF files of all of the reproducible material from the text including pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, activity instructions, tests, outline maps, resource lists, appendix pages and more. A print version will be released in 2019 as a separate item for those that prefer the print format.
I have found it extremely helpful to have the Mystery of History Companion Guide CD, because the printed edition is 1.5" thick and it is often difficult to photocopy the pages. The CD is very well organized and it is very easy to find and print out just the pages I need for the day's lesson. While it isn't absolutely required, it is, in my opinion, definitely a worthwhile investment as part of this curriculum.
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