Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age 2nd Edition

Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age 2nd Edition

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Please note that this is now the 2nd edition of Mystery of History Volume 2. The first edition has been moved to a new item number, #013815.

Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in the beginning of this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christthe "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to the history of the world. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and chronologically continues through the early church and moves into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D.

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 early 2020 as a separate item for those that prefer the print format.




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The Mystery of History, Volume II continues the story of God’s working in history with lessons that cover the early church that arose after the death of Christ (AD 33) through the Middle Ages and the invention of the printing press. This classical curriculum is written from a Christian, young-earth perspective, and gives students insight into how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history!

Written in a conversational style, this curriculum is arranged by semester, quarters, weeks, and lessons; each quarter begins with an “Around the World” summary of events to introduce the time period; lessons progress chronologically, with each week having 3 lessons, a pretest, review, activities (including Memory Cards), and exercise or quiz. This book integrates the text with write-in activity pages; these pages are reproducible for family use or students can write directly on the worksheets.

The 84 lessons will take a year to complete if you follow a traditional 36-week school year (3 lessons per week). 714 three-hole-punched and perforated pages. Softcover consumable workbook. Activity pages are reproducible for in-family use only.

Linda Hobar, the author of this world history series, states in this book, "I believe history is the story of God revealing Himself to mankind and that He did it most perfectly through the person of Jesus Christ... the "mystery" is the gospel of Jesus Christ." What a refreshing and different view from most world history curriculums! Those looking for a world history program that aligns the stories of mankind with the living story of God will truly appreciate this Bible-centered approach to world history. Picking up where Volume 1 leaves off, this volume begins with the Pentecost and the first followers of Jesus (including Paul) around 29 A.D and continues through the early church and into the Middle Ages, covering the years through about 1456 A.D. The format of this book is very similar to that of the first volume; however, there are some small differences. Firstly, there are fewer lessons (84 as opposed to 108), but these lessons are slightly longer, offering more information on a given topic. Lessons generally take the form of real-life biographies, sharing the stories of men and women who changed the world while simultaneously showing the relationship between God and the world during that period. Another new feature is the bolding of key words to aid students in finding the information again later for activity or vocabulary purposes. As in the first book, this volume includes pretests to be given at the beginning of each week, end of the week reviews, memory card suggestions, bi-weekly quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and two semester tests. Memory cards are fact cards that students create for each lesson, capturing the main points and dates on an easy to review flashcard. The end of the week reviews continue to hold timeline and mapping exercises, providing students with helpful visuals of when important figures lived and where places studied are located. This volume also contains even more activities following each lesson than the first volume. This is simply to provide you with more choices, not to overwhelm you with feeling like you should do them all! These activities are generally categorized into younger, middle, and older student activities in order to accommodate the curriculum to a wider spread of grade levels, with the youngest comprised of many hands-on activities to help them experience history, middle activities a combination of hands-on exercises with research, and the older ideas centering on research, encouraging students to learn more and dig deeper into the people and lessons from history. The activities and memory cards, as well as the weekly and quarterly reviews and tests, are meant to ensure long-term retention of the key events and people throughout history, as opposed to the short term memory capacity we often hold history (and other subjects!) lessons in. The back of this hefty 700-page book contains the outline maps for the lessons, additional fun supplemental activities, suggestions of books and resources for further study of many of the topics, a chart of materials needed for the activities found in each lesson, and a full answer key. The fascinating journey across the continents continues as students discover who lived when and the way God worked His plan throughout this period of history.

A Companion Guide CD-ROM holds printable reproducibles from Volume Two. These include pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, tests, maps, and appendix pages. No more photocopying if you have more than one student, and you'll be able to preserve your textbook! The CD-ROM is PC/Mac compatible with Adobe Reader (a free download).

The Audio CD Set allows you to listen to author Linda Lacour Hobar read the complete and unabridged text. Students can read along with the author as she narrates the stories or just sit back and listen. Please note the CDs contain the story lessons only and do not include pretests, activities, quizzes, and so forth. At some points in the narration, music has been added behind the author's voice, but non-musical versions are also available for download on the publisher's website. 12 CDs, running time 13 hours, 58 minutes. ~ Steph




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.


Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
4
Grade End
8
ISBN
9781892427458
Binding
Perfect
Pages
715
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Series Title
Mystery of History Ser.
Audience
General Adult
Format
Paperback Book
Brand Name
Bright Ideas
Weight
3.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.5"
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It's a quality curriculum.
Darah B on Aug 21, 2021
Next book in series. Have loved this curriculum for its variety of suggested activities for each lesson from written, to maps, to hands on projects as well as its engaging writing style and chronological, thorough (for middle school) coverage of world history. Excellent list of supplemental books. My 5th grader has loved all the read alouds we picked from her list.
Jacob V on Feb 8, 2021
It's a quality curriculum.
Darah B on Aug 21, 2021
Required for homeschool co-op. I had the choice of others but chose this as we have already read Vol 1.
Dorothy K on Jul 12, 2021
Next book in series. Have loved this curriculum for its variety of suggested activities for each lesson from written, to maps, to hands on projects as well as its engaging writing style and chronological, thorough (for middle school) coverage of world history. Excellent list of supplemental books. My 5th grader has loved all the read alouds we picked from her list.
Jacob V on Feb 8, 2021
Taking this class at a co-op
Alice G on Jan 26, 2021
As a home school Christian family this series has been recommended.
Vicki D on Jan 20, 2021
I needed a middle ground between Story of the World and Biblioplan. I still plan to continue using Biblioplan for the History of the Church, Geoography, Studies on the Saints, and recommended book reading, but I will use Mystery of History as my main text for teaching.
Cynthia G on Jan 18, 2021
companion guide included
Justin and Fritzi M on Oct 8, 2020
We used The Mystery of History Volume 1 and the audio CD. Our kids enjoyed it.
TOM SCOTT C/O J on Sep 22, 2020
We used Volume 1 in 5th grade and would like to go back to this series in 7th/8th grade. The lessons are written in a manner that is easy to comprehend and exciting to read.
Tracy J on Aug 4, 2020
My daughter and I just finished Mystery of History Volume 1. It was fantastic! A real history not only for my student, but for me as well!
Lori V on Aug 1, 2020
I have a highschool student and will use this for her in 9th grade.
Christine L on Jul 12, 2020
I wanted a chronological world survey-type series that was flexible and low stress for student and parent. After reading reviews and material from the author and publisher, this looks the best choice for us In that category.
Ruth H on Jun 15, 2020
We enjoyed Volume 1 of MoH and now are moving on to V2!
Shane W on Sep 7, 2019
I read the reviews and saw that they were really good .
Mary P on Aug 28, 2019
We have been using MOH as our spine for our coop classes. parents each purchase a book to have at home and then students gather once a week to review and talk about what they learned during the week
Cindy M on Aug 23, 2019
CO-OP course
Marc r on Aug 22, 2019
I was ordering other books and needed this one for our son's history class at our co-op.
Michele L on Aug 20, 2019
Solid biblical truth
Aimee D on Aug 20, 2019
its easy to use and the information relates to bible history. It helps us make connections with other events going on in the world better than any other curriculum weve used.
Holly M on Aug 16, 2019
Loved Volume 1. Must try Volume 2.
Christina F on Aug 15, 2019
This curriculum comes highly recommended by some homeschooling friends of ours. I like the idea that it combines a solid knowledge of the Bible with events of history. It's lovely to incorporate Bible and History--less lesson-planning for me and more enrichment of my son's knowledge of how God had been active in His world from the beginning!
Michon Z on Jul 23, 2019
This is the next book in the series, we have really enjoyed the others
Krista L on May 15, 2019
We really enjoy the MOH lessons, materials, and content.
DIANA on Apr 17, 2019
WinterPromise Quest for the Middle Ages
User on Apr 1, 2019
My 7th grader really likes MOH Vol. 1 so moving on to Vol. 2.
Crystal H on Dec 6, 2018
We have been using Mystery of History Volume 1 and my kids loved it!
Sara H on Oct 9, 2018
This is the book her teacher is using.
Vickie S on Aug 8, 2018
Excellent series! Easy-to-use format and great activities. My son now wants to do his history lesson first every day! He loved the first volume- looking forward to volume 2!
Maura B on Aug 3, 2018
Love Mystery of History its global view of what is happening at that time period division of quarters and ability to buy one book to teach across multiple ages.
Jenny A on Aug 1, 2018
FINISHED VOLUME 1 THIS SUMMER UNEXPECTEDLY AND WANT TO MOVE ON
LISA J on Jul 26, 2018
Co-op chosen curriculum
Teresa N on Jul 5, 2018
my wife decided this would be the best history curriculum that reinforces what is being covered in Classical Conversations for our three children
Brent J on Jun 18, 2018
We use Biblioplan for our history schedule and I read from both Story of the World and Mystery of History for our spine.
Jennifer M on Jun 14, 2018
I love the integration of Biblical and Historical data.
Kim on May 30, 2018
To go along with the IEW online writing class (same time period history) our family is taking next year
Kimberly S on May 25, 2018
same as above
Anita B on Mar 27, 2018
I love this program! Very adaptable for use at home only, or in my case to teach junior high history in a co-op situation. We are using Volume 1 this year and I am very excited to cover Volume 2 next year. I prefer this program to all others because of the seamless way it covers ALL history, rather than separating out biblical narratives. It gives the student a truer picture of how time and the story of humankind has unfolded.
Gina C on Feb 28, 2018
used volume 1 and loved it
Kaylee W on Jan 30, 2018
Highly Recommended
Cynthia M on Oct 20, 2017
The Mystery of History series is beautifully written and illustrated, and has fostered in our daughter a deep love for learning history. She actually uses these books for pleasure reading!
Jill K on Sep 8, 2017
school
Erin T on Aug 30, 2017
My daughter loves this curriculum!
Angela W on Aug 28, 2017
Required text for a class
Yvonne M on Aug 22, 2017
my son loved the cds from story of the world and this was before he could read well, now he loves reading and requested this textbook.
Rochelle K on Aug 21, 2017
We loved "Mystery of History 4," and wanted to start further back, with early church history. My son will be a Junior in high school, and we find this history very user-friendly!
Laura H on Jul 27, 2017
Required
Wendy H on Jul 19, 2017
We did MOH Vol. 1 for 3rd grade last year and look forward to continuing with Vol 2! So interesting and love how it combines world history with Bible.
Emily M on Jul 10, 2017
My children, 3rd and 7th grade, are doing World History this year. I wanted a chronological history that told the history of the world, while including which Biblical events were going on. I have always wanted to learn what was going on all over the world at the same time, as opposed to what was going on in one place over all of time.
Heather on Jul 5, 2017
Heard good things of Mystery of History. This will be our first year incorporating MOH in our studies.
Genevie D on Jul 1, 2017
We loved Mystery of History Volume 1
Erika C on Mar 27, 2017
Required for homeschool co-op. I had the choice of others but chose this as we have already read Vol 1.
Dorothy K on Jul 12, 2021
Taking this class at a co-op
Alice G on Jan 26, 2021
Is this hardcover?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It is now! We have the current hardcover versions in stock as of July 19, 2021.
What is included in the companion guide that's not included in this book? It looks like I wouldn't need the companion guide; is that accurate?
Amanda on Apr 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The Companion Guide includes student worksheets and activities. Originally, these worksheets were part of the text and were reproducible. This series, however, has been going through a format revamping. Volume 2 is the last volume to get the facelift. Now, each volume provides only the textual (i.e. reading) content. The worksheets and activities are included as a digital download. There are printed versions available, if you prefer.

Everything included in the companion guide is available as a download when you purchase the Volume 2 text, 2nd edition.

We still have copies of the 1st edition text available - #013815.
Is this a new edition?
Robbin on Jun 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, we do not yet have the new edition of Volume 2.
Is this the hardcover 3rd edition?
Jodie R on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: From what I understand there is not a hardcover edition for volume 2 yet. There is one for volumes 3 and 4, and volume 1 has just come out in hardcover but none for 2 yet. I'm sure it will be next.
Is there a Bible curriculum you can recommend to go alongside this, so we can go more in depth?
Beth E on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What a great question! I don't know what ages you're teaching but this time period is rich with church history so I would think a Bible study on the core beliefs of the gospel would be awesome. You could use a gospel primer or maybe something like the navigators tools for discipling others. Maybe focus on a specific concept each few weeks with a verse to memorize each week. So many ideas, make it fun.
Is this a hardcover textbook or does it have 3 ring holes to add to a binder?
User on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The books we are currently (7/17) stocking in the warehouse are paperback and three-hole punched.
Is this Volume 2 like a hardcover textbook or does it have three ring holes to place in a binder?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Volume 2 is a softcover textbook. However, it does have three ring holes and perforated pages if you choose to put it in a binder or you can cut off the outer binding and have it spiral bound.
is this the text book or the companion guide? the image is of the table of contents of what looks like the companion guide w activities.
A shopper on Sep 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would say Volume II is all of the above. The book includes the text, with worksheets, activities, pretests, quizzes, and answer key. We also have Volume III, which is only the text. Weird.
Are the pages perforated?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the pages are perforated. They are also punched so that you can just take the pages out and put them into a three-ring binder.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic
Excellent comprehensive history curriculum.
September 22, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Love with reservations
I love all the Mystery of History books and have them all now. However, I am very disappointed in the volume 1 and 2. They only come in the black and white tear out pages. Unlike the volume 3 and 4 which are hard-back covers with full color pages with beautiful photos. I wish they would make the first two volumes like the last two.
August 31, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this curriculum
I absolutely love Mystery of History we have used it for 2 years now and will use it for the next 2 as well. It has a great mixture of activities to go along with the lessons, they have different levels to meet every grade leveland it is Christian yeslt still strong on historical content.
May 3, 2019
Purchased
over 2 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
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great History curriculum
I highly recommend the Mystery of History series. I used the first volume for my daughter's 7th grade history and we are currently using the 2nd one for her 8th grade history. I like how it comes from a strongly Christian point of view.
November 8, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We love the conversational tone and how thorough the content is.
September 9, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Not as good in accuracy as the first
Starting to feel the bias against the Catholic church, or just ignorance here.
May 14, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Good product but wrong grade range for my children
This product will work better with students in older grades than mine are. Would work best with middle school through high school
June 21, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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