Mystery of History V3 Companion Guide

Mystery of History V3 Companion Guide

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Item #: 043021
ISBN: 9781955999014
Grades: 4-8

Publisher Description:

Volume III of The Mystery of History has been divided into two beautiful books! The Student Reader contains engaging lessons from the Renaissance and Reformation and more, while 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 have the first two volumes, which I love. Needed the companion guide since it is no longer included.
Erin C on Feb 9, 2023
We have love using the other volumes of MOH!
Kim W on Jul 26, 2021
I have the first two volumes, which I love. Needed the companion guide since it is no longer included.
Erin C on Feb 9, 2023
I wanted to get a head start on planning out all of the supplemental activities that really make this curriculum shine.
Amber C on Jan 11, 2023
We have love using the other volumes of MOH!
Kim W on Jul 26, 2021
I already have audio and text for this volume III; just need Companion Guide
Jennifer M on Feb 27, 2021
Love the companion guide is included!
Justin and Fritzi M on Oct 8, 2020
We have enjoyed the Mystery of History series over the last two years. I like the book form rather than a CD of the printables and the extra ideas for additional study. I like this series as I can teach all my children at the same time with different assignments. I really enjoy homeschool when we are all learning about the same thing.
Karen S on Sep 4, 2020
I like It.
Dawn P on Aug 30, 2020
need for co-op
Cheryl M on Jul 30, 2020
I am loving this series!
Kelly H on Jul 24, 2020
I chose this to help cement concepts for my child to understand the material. I feel students learn best when they are required to interact with the material in some manner, rather than just read it. Volume 3 of this set does not have the companion material in the text like the prior two volumes do.
Stacey H on Jul 11, 2020
Although a little disappointing that the companion resources are not part of the text, like with vol's 1-2, they are so helpful, that I'm sure this companion guide will be worthwhile.
Sarah on Aug 26, 2019
Using in a co-op in the fall.
Christi L on May 27, 2019
Mystery of History is the best program out there. We needed the workbook.
Korin T on Mar 5, 2019
I ordered this guide to accompany the text book. We have been using this series for the last two years and have found them to be informative, yet not overwhelmingly informative and enjoyable to read. The activities provided in the guide or previous volumes encourage research and writing, which compliment English and Grammar subjects.
Cynthia M on Sep 8, 2018
To use with the Student Reader for added learning.
Peggy H on Aug 30, 2018
We have used The Mystery of History, Volumes 1 and 2. We really like this series and are eager to continue using it. It is very user friendly, with a great book list for additional reading. The map work is good, too. Because each lesson includes activities to choose for different age groups, it continues to be very useful.
Denise S on Aug 8, 2018
Homeschool Coop Curriculum for 8th Grade
Sharon H on Apr 24, 2018
needed for children
Nicola R on Jan 6, 2018
We've used the first two volumes and are very pleased with this curriculum.
Marci F on Sep 26, 2017
required text for class
Karen M on Aug 17, 2017
Required for a co-op class
Melissa B on Aug 17, 2017
Already use.
Nicky B on Aug 8, 2017
God centered History curriculum. Our group recommends Story of the World, but my son didn't like it, and it didn't seem very thorough.
Andrea N on Jun 30, 2017
Our homeschool history curriculums in the past generally consisted of much reading aloud. While this is good, we have lacked the structure of fact memorization, projects and written quizzes/ tests. These are helpful in cementing information and preparing a child to learn how to study and take tests for upper level history studies. This guide gives all this and more with a clear structure that I can follow with little planning on my part aside from collecting needed materials and making copies.
Kristen D on Apr 24, 2017
I want to have the pre/post chapter tests, maps, and activities in print. I'm very visual and want to see what's coming up without having to use my laptop. I have a copier so that's not an issue.
Leslie T on Mar 30, 2017
We love Mystery of History and are looking forward to continuing in Level 3, along with this Companion Guide.
Rosalee M on Mar 15, 2017
needed it for history. Best price here.
Robin R on Jan 27, 2017
I didn't realize the third mystery of history curriculum book was different than first and second volume, so had to place 2nd order for companion book .
Tyrin B on Sep 13, 2016
I am a fan of Mystery of History!
Sharon W on Aug 25, 2016
wanted it for home school
tracy s on Aug 13, 2016
We loved Mystery of History vol. 1 and 2 and are looking forward to continuing into vol. 3!
Lynn V on Aug 12, 2016
Enjoyed other two volumes
Stephen s on Aug 3, 2016
I love the writing style and pretty much everything about this program. I have used Mystery of History volume 1 and volume 2. I have enjoyed exploring history with my kids and could not recommend this series higher.
Jeremy D on Jun 16, 2016
We've been doing the Mystery of History series, and we are now needing the 3rd book.
Heidi J on May 23, 2016
Used MoH 1 & 2
Yvonne J on May 3, 2016
I've done volumes 1 and 2
Carrie S on Apr 26, 2016
We love MOH and we are just beginning to get into MOH vol 3. We have the companion on cd but I would like a hard copy to have for looking up the activities. it's cheaper to buy it then print it and bind it at our local print shop.
Heather S on Apr 12, 2016
Maps are great. I like the tests for review.
Barbara J on Apr 5, 2016
Bought to accompany moh volume 3
Heather B on Feb 21, 2016
Karen R on Oct 20, 2015
I wanted to get a head start on planning out all of the supplemental activities that really make this curriculum shine.
Amber C on Jan 11, 2023
I already have audio and text for this volume III; just need Companion Guide
Jennifer M on Feb 27, 2021
Does this contain maps?
User on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does. Lots of maps in the back that get used for corresponding lessons.
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Rated 5 out of 5
First time using this author. Plan on continuing.
April 13, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A wealth of resources
I think this is really a "must" for using the MOH curriculum. It is packed with tons of extra resources, from pre-tests, reviews, & quizzes, to craft & activity ideas (organized by age for younger, middle & older students), to maps & lists of recommended additional books & resources.
September 26, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Curriculum!
We are working on our third book in this curriculum, and all my kids love it - including our youngest, who is 9! It is very detailed, and this Companion Guide gives you pre-tests, many activities to choose from, quizzes, and other tests. The author is now only extremely knowledgeable, but will also respond to you quickly with whatever questions you may have. We highly recommend it!
April 28, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good
Thorough book of varied activities. Grouped by age and level
November 6, 2015
over 7 years ago

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