Mystery of History Volume I Creation to Resurrection Third Edition
Learn ancient history from a Bible-centered perspective. With short, interesting readings every day you will discover 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? This historically accurate book tells you who walked the earth when and helps put their life in perspective around important events that happened worldwide during their lifetime. Unique historical photos are shown throughout, along with fun projects and timeline and mapping assignments. Another feature are the memory cards, which you add to every week to keep your facts straight. Quarterly reviews and semester tests are provided. 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 as assignments are included for all grade levels. ~ Stephanie
Introducing The Mystery of History, Volume I in an engaging NEW FORMAT! Our 3rd edition of this beloved history curriculum will now look like Volumes III and IV, with a beautiful full-color hardback Student Reader and an improved Companion Guide. As with Volume IV, a download code for a free digital copy of the new Companion Guide will be included in the Student Reader. The Mystery of History, Volume I is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see Gods hand throughout history and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies, integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time. Covering creation to the resurrection, this curriculum is arranged by quarters and weeks; 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 activity pages are reproducible for in-family use, or students can write directly on the worksheets.
The Student Reader contains 108 exciting lessons in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. Divided into 36 weeks, the reader is a standalone 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 of The Mystery of History Companion Guide, Volume I. The reproducible resources of the Companion Guide, also written 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.
Written for 4th- to 5th-grade reading level for independent reading. However, as a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate grades 1-12.
New hardcover binding
Beautiful full color imagery
Updated digital Companion Guide containing all student pages, learning aids, and teacher resources
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 early 2020 as a separate item for those that prefer the print format.
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.
As you've noted the 3rd edition is a hardcover reader and the companion activity pages are available as a free download.
As far as what it teaches about Jesus, it's very Gospel oriented. Jesus is the savior of the world, fully God and fully man at the same time; dying for our sins and defeating death by his resurrection.
The author's purpose with this curriculum is to show how God has and is working through mankind in all the world throughout history to accomplish his purposes.
#001304 - Companion Guide - are student worksheets included (and reproducible) with the Volume 1 text. The Companion Guide CD is pdf files which allows you to print from the file rather than copying from the text.
The Volume 1 Craft Pack CD - #037864 - is material that is not included in the text.
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We've been at it for 3 months. My sons (4th and 3rd) enjoy the review tests and review activites but are not loving the lesson text. I was hoping for more "meat" from this volume but will stick with it this year.
We are 1/3 through and I consistently feel that the lessons are lacking in interesting material that causes wonder in the child. The authors own opinions are sprinkled through out the text. I would rather my own child develop their opinion/wonder from the facts of the text or through their own connections of events -unprompted by an author.
Some of the chapters are very short and a rewording of biblical text with the authors opinion added.
I have had to modify the middle student activities for my elementary aged sons as many of the the suggested younger student activities seem silly (Lesson 28: With lightweight blocks, construct two mighty pillars. Close your eyes and knock them down.")
Our family loves documentaries on ancient history and cultures through the ages. I was hoping this series would be more interesting for myself and my sons.
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