Mystery of History V3 Companion Guide CD

Mystery of History V3 Companion Guide CD

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Item #: 042049
ISBN: 9781892427274
Grades: 4-8

Publisher Description:

The Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities contains everything else that has made The Mystery of History an award winning, user-friendly curriculum. Pretests; Hands-on/Research Activities for Younger, Middle, and Older Students; Memory Card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; and more.

Volume III is a hardcover text with information divided into semesters, then weeks, and then into three lessons for each of 28 weeks. Scattered throughout the book are beautiful full-color illustrations and photos on semi-glossy bordered pages. The student pages, quizzes, and activities, etc. are not found in this text. These are found in the Companion Guide only.

Volume 3 picks up where Volume 2 leaves off. It begins at 1455 AD and goes through 1707 AD. Watch history unfold around the world during that time period, and see how events fit together. You'll meet rulers, painters, sculptors, scientists, and philosophers. History is presented in small, digestible pieces as you learn about the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, dynasties in India, native Australians, and the Tokugawa family in Japan. You will understand events in light of the times in which they happened. Best of all, the author shows the role of God throughout history.

A printed Companion Guide is also available to purchase for those preferring a physical copy. Information to access the digital component is included on a separate card included in the textbook. Shrink wrapped.

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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I heard that the companion guide was useful.
Sheila S on May 29, 2020
digital version of student worksheets to use for multiple children
Erin on May 8, 2018
I heard that the companion guide was useful.
Sheila S on May 29, 2020
I like being able to print out the quizzes and pretests...much easier than copying them from the book!
Suzi B on Aug 15, 2018
digital version of student worksheets to use for multiple children
Erin on May 8, 2018
We've used the first two volumes and are very pleased with this curriculum.
Marci F on Sep 26, 2017
We love The Mystery of History! And with the print out cds, I can use them with all my kids for years to come.
tiffany e on Jan 17, 2017
This product is very helpful with multiple children going through the book!
Amanda S on Jan 14, 2017
We love MOH. I like the idea of the worksheets on CD. Now I can print off as many as I need without rangling with a huge bound book.
Michele S on Sep 1, 2016
Allows for printing of multiple copies.
Rick P on Aug 16, 2016
LOVED Mystery of History 2, so we're sticking with it for 3. Excellent choice for teaching multiple grade levels, fun, interesting, Christ-centered. I enjoyed teaching it and the kids learned a lot.
Amy T on Aug 13, 2016
I find it easier than coping.
User on Aug 2, 2016
"I love Mystery of history and can wait to start this vol.
Stacia N on Jan 9, 2016
I prefer to print my own pages, instead of trying to copy from a book.
Dawn C on Dec 15, 2015
I like being able to print out the quizzes and pretests...much easier than copying them from the book!
Suzi B on Aug 15, 2018
We've used the first two volumes and are very pleased with this curriculum.
Marci F on Sep 26, 2017
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Adobe Reader Required
Please note: In order to use this Companion Guide CD you are REQUIRED to use the Adobe Reader. I prefer to not have this installed but in order to open any part of it, I had to download and install. I would not have purchased the CD had I known.
February 12, 2018
Rated 5 out of 5
My boys love to listen to it.
My boys ages 10, 11, & 13 love to listen to this. It is just about the right time amount.
October 19, 2015
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