Mystery of History & Vol. 1 Craft Pak

Mystery of History & Vol. 1 Craft Pak

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Item #: 037864
Grades: 4-8

Product Description:

If you're looking for some activities to enhance your study of The Mystery of History V.1, this handy CD-ROM is for you. Jean Henrich, a gifted artist, has provided the instructions to complete eight art projects to complement the main text. Thirty-five reproducible coloring pages are also included on the CD. Linda Lacour Hobar, author of Mystery of History V.1, has selected projects and coloring pages that will remind students of the ancient history they are learning, and she has linked the projects to corresponding lessons from the text. The correlating title and lesson number is identified with each project on the CD-ROM. Background information for each project, fun facts, brief histories, and lists of materials needed are included. The projects can be fairly complicated, require adult supervision, and require basic art supplies along with special materials like plasticine and polymer clay, acrylic paint, dried leaves, mosaic tiles, foam sheets, a hand drill, grout, and more (none of which is included). Step-by-step directions are given along with color photographs of assembly. Students can fossilize a fern in plaster, sculpt a Sumerian bas-relief, build an Egyptian shaduf, create an ancient oil lamp, assemble a Chinese cricket cage, construct a Greek temple faade, make Chinese paper cuts, and arrange a Roman animal mosaic. These projects will help students bring ancient history to life as they study and create, and the projects have different difficulty levels that can be geared toward various ages. Tips for successful projects and a suggested outline for the study are included, recommending 2 projects for each quarter so all 8 are finished in a year. The 35 coloring pages included on the CD-ROM provide five pages for each of the projects - five each for ancient botanicals, ancient Mesopotamia and Samaria, ancient Egypt, Israel, ancient China, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome. The projects and the coloring pages are in a PDF format on the CD-ROM, so you can scroll through them or easily print them off. This is a great supplement to The Mystery of History Volume 1 and will provide students with art to keep and enjoy that will remind them of the ancient history they have learned. Minimum requirements to run CD-ROM: Windows 95, 16 MB hard disk space, and optional additional 50 MB hard disk space to view some video on the CD.

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.

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.

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I chose this item to supplement our MOH Volume 1 set. Also, so that we would have some fun and interesting crafts to go along with it.
Angela G on Jul 23, 2018
Amy M on Jul 14, 2017
I chose this item to supplement our MOH Volume 1 set. Also, so that we would have some fun and interesting crafts to go along with it.
Angela G on Jul 23, 2018
I'm purchasing this after a review of the included crafts because history needs to be hands on and fun for kids to remember what they've learned.
Roxanna W on May 6, 2018
Amy M on Jul 14, 2017
as a supplement
Susan G on Oct 27, 2016
It was recommended by the author of Mystery of History and my son is more hands on when it comes to art.
Peggy H on Aug 29, 2016
I will have my first grader sitting in on our History lessons. The Craft-pak seems like the perfect tool to help keep her engaged and involved!
Jennifer S on Aug 29, 2016
to add some fun activities to our learning
Jake S on Aug 18, 2016
I have heard wonderful things! We are starting this after finishing Story of the World audios.
Erin M on Jun 18, 2016
My kids love crafts so crafts that go along with what we are learning is great!
Paige M on Jan 26, 2016
David G on Oct 15, 2015
I'm purchasing this after a review of the included crafts because history needs to be hands on and fun for kids to remember what they've learned.
Roxanna W on May 6, 2018
as a supplement
Susan G on Oct 27, 2016
Is there a supply list?
Lisa on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. After each lesson there are activities to do with a list of materials needed. Most are simple, but very good and you usually don't need much. Also in the beginning of the book the author shares other methods of teaching that include detailed instructions and needed supplies, these are optional. The back of the book (Section C) has an extensive list of optional supplemental books and resources that is also very helpful.
Does this disc work on a Mac? I can see in the description it says a Windows based operating system.
A shopper on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine did. I popped it in the DVD/CD external drive that I use with my iMac (running OS X El Capitan). I had to open it from "Finder", just clicked on my DVD/CD icon in the left hand column and it opened with no problem. Hope this helps.
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Can't Wait!
I was so excited when I saw this craft pack to go along with Mystery of History, Volume 1. The kids are stoked to dive in with the crafting!
June 23, 2018
1 year ago
The item is priced well It is not difficult to use it has all it states and richly enhances the learning of history!I thought the coloring pages would be for little kiddos but they are like colorless works of art They even gave hints and ideas to make real art pieces out of these simple pagesI think having this for each volume of Mystery of History is IDEAL!
April 13, 2009

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