Mystery of History Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times

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ISBN: 9781892427304
Grades: 4-8

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Love it !! We have done all the volumes. Every year we look back over our timeline board from creation on
October 11, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
no cd
I ordered the book with cd but I only got the book with a code inside.I prefer the cd.
October 2, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
The reader becomes immersed in the chapters
The book is well written and immerses the reader rapidly. The wording is rich, yet easily understood, allowing the student to gain insights and a clear understanding of historical events. Most importantly is the true enjoyment of reading such a succinct and lively text.
September 20, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Awesome book
This book is as good as the last one. The type is easy to read, very informative and the color pictures add to the overall enjoyment of reading this. I perused through the section of time my of life. Just in that section I read about things I had heard of, but did not know all the facts or goings on of the issues. This filled in many of the spaces. It is a wonderful book for world History, american history or just to read for informative reasons. Well worth the money. I would prefer a activity book to hold and go through, but I am sure the cost would be more, so the CD is ok, but not as easy to use as a book would be.
June 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Mystery of History Volume 4
we love this series and volume 4 is every bit as excellent as the rest!!
April 10, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great supplement to history
I have all 4 volumes of Mystery of History and we use them in addition to our other more focused materials. For instance, this year we are studying US History using the Story of US, a secular series used by Sonlight. It's been so helpful to have this Christian point of view to filter in to the lessons...adding yet another angle and facet to our learning.
October 26, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Love the Mystery of History Curriculum
We have already used years 1-3 of the Mystery of History! We love the looks of year 4 and it exceeds the expectations we had of it!
August 19, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Independent Learners, Step Right Up!
My 12 year old daughter has been studying through this text for 7th grade history and will continue for 8th grade. We like the clarity, chronology, and captivating writing. It is a fresh take on world events written clearly and concisely. We like the lessons on world-changing people that are interspersed with the Christ-centered explanation of "big events".

My daughter found the student guide overwhelming because of all the directions for multiple levels of students. We simply adjusted to a format where I presented her with only the information she needed. I would prefer each lesson and it's corresponding activities to stand on its own, however, I wholeheartedly recommend MOH-IV for a middle school student working to become a more independent learner.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
It's just what I wanted
I have done Sunlight and Winter Promise and liked those but now I was looking for something a little easier to use. I feel like i can just use the book and choose a couple of activities here and there and it is complete. It is easy for my lifestyle right now to not have to gather a lot of extra things.
March 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
You Know It's Mystery of History!!
In like form, Book 4 puts the icing on the cake of the Mystery of History series! In this Book there are color illustrations that can be great items for sketching/coloring. The Chapter format is very much like Books 1-3. The one big difference is that there are Pretests, Tests, Maps and Activity/Book suggestions on the CD that comes with it. So, altogether you get more for your money. I started off the year using Truthquest and although I love the book suggestions, we seemed to be all over the place with where one event ends and another begins. I realized I needed something more structured as a spine and then weave in living books. Last year my 9th grader did Beautiful Feet Books and it was really good, but I missed my son and I being in on the history experience with her. So, back to Mystery of History we went and Mystery of History we will stay!!!!
November 20, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I love this series of World History. I can't wait to use the 4th volume!
Jon D on Jul 18, 2018
We used MOH 3 last year and LOVED it. We've tried other history programs but will continue with this one. Only three days of lessons/reading each week so it's easy to go on bunny trails and dig deeper into a person or topic. Her writing style is conversational. My 7th, 8th and 9th grade children love it. So do I!
Mrsk D on Jul 2, 2018
I love this series of World History. I can't wait to use the 4th volume!
Jon D on Jul 18, 2018
We have completed the first three volumes and are very much looking forward to continuing with the series.
Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
We used MOH 3 last year and LOVED it. We've tried other history programs but will continue with this one. Only three days of lessons/reading each week so it's easy to go on bunny trails and dig deeper into a person or topic. Her writing style is conversational. My 7th, 8th and 9th grade children love it. So do I!
Mrsk D on Jul 2, 2018
Have used volumes 1-3 and like curriculumn. For homeschool student.
Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
loved the adaptability of the mystery of history prior books, so we are finishing out with volume 4 now
Jenene B on Jun 15, 2018
Our whole family loves Mystery of History and we look forward to Volume lV.
Robin R on Jun 5, 2018
I love the integration of Biblical and Historical data.
Kim W on May 30, 2018
I love that this curriculum takes us right up until recent events (9/11 & the war on terror).
Denise P on May 15, 2018
I'm planning on using this for our homeschool co-op. I like that it can be used for a variety of ages and has hands-on activities.
Deborah S on Mar 5, 2018
I love this curriculum...especially with the audiobook
Shamichae W on Jan 22, 2018
Wonderful Book. Studying history should not be just dates and names, but a study of the people and art and culture.
Susan H on Jan 18, 2018
Classical Conversations Cycle 3 homeschool studies
Amanda F on Jan 15, 2018
We have really enjoyed Mystery of History Volumes 1,2, and 3. We are ready for Volume 4.
Genevie D on Oct 10, 2017
We have used MOH history from the start and are looking forward to using the 4th and final volume.
Terri B on Sep 26, 2017
teacher is using it
Jennifer B on Sep 1, 2017
Excellent resource
Mary Pat O on Sep 1, 2017
I have already done vol. 1,2 and 3. I am looking forward to the final vol.
Sheila J on Aug 31, 2017
I would never buy this again. It jumps from subject to subject. It loses the picture of where you are in history. It calls "Catholic" "Christian" or it seems to from time to time. Mostly religious history book. The first chapters are excellent... Perspective is lost around 9th century...
Lance K on Aug 27, 2017
We have been using Mystery of History for 3 years and my boys really like the way the stories of history are presented. I enjoy how it ties in biblical history at the same time.
Pamela L on Aug 25, 2017
We used Mystery of History for the first time last year with Volume 3. We all loved it so much, and have really retained the information from it and talked about it as our minds make connections from what we learned through the book to what we see, read and hear in every day life. The Christian perspective was very fair, I felt, and the style was very engaging, and it helped the kids to remember some of the important things that happened by knowing personal details about what was going on.
Charlotte T on Aug 17, 2017
loved the first 3 volumes
Daryle H on Aug 12, 2017
Mystery of History is one of our favorite history programs, and we are looking forward to continuing and completing the series with volume 4.
Laina E on Aug 10, 2017
We absolutely love this series of history books. Our son used it for the first time this past year, and has learned more than he ever did with our previous curriculum!!
I really appreciate the fact that the author - Linda Hobar - ties ALL of history together - Biblical and secular, and in a time-line fashion, which makes it so much more user friendly than the other curriculum we had been using. I also appreciate the fact that Linda includes the Gospel in her books!
Tammy O on Aug 10, 2017
Used the previous 3 volumes and love this series.
Kerri P on Jul 17, 2017
I chose this item because my local home school co-op is using this book for their Junior High History course this year.
Amy H on Jul 15, 2017
Student loved the other 3 books.
Esther P on Jul 4, 2017
We have done volumes 1 through 3 and now we are finishing up with volume 4. It has worked well for our family and teaching it is straight-forward while at the same time honoring to the Lord.
User on Jul 2, 2017
Fantastic World History~ First Rate!
Laura H on Jun 27, 2017
We've had great success with volumes 1-3 of this series. Our son specifically requested we continue on with this curriculum!
Donnita D on May 25, 2017
I love how world history is taught alongside biblical history
JACQUELINE N on May 25, 2017
audible student, she loves listening to the book on cd's
Maria L on May 24, 2017
last in series; enjoyed the earlier books in the series
Valerie M on May 23, 2017
I have all the other books. I wanted to complete the set.
Barb T on Apr 27, 2017
After switching to Mystery of History, we have enjoyed history so much more! The way that the author writes is engaging and easy to follow. There are also several activities to follow each lesson that help deepen their understanding.
Leda P on Apr 21, 2017
I plan to use MOH Vol. 3 & 4 for a credit in world history for my high school students. We have used MOH 1, 2, and 3 in the past and my children love the series.
Krista H on Apr 10, 2017
I have used the Mystery of History for all 4 of my boys, and we love them! Sadly, this volume was not completed when my 2 older boys needed it, so we had to use something else, which they did not like at all. Now my third is ready for his fourth year of World History, and we are eager to receive this.
Karen S on Apr 7, 2017
We've used vol 2 & 3 and kids and I enjoy learning the materials.
Michiko M on Apr 7, 2017
Completing the entire series, which all my children have enjoyed
Brandon R on Mar 22, 2017
Easy way to teach chronological history from a Christian perspective. Written in a way that is interesting for middle and high school students to enjoy.
Tieneke V on Mar 16, 2017
Have completed previous MOH volumes
Diane D on Mar 10, 2017
We love this history series and have been learning so much from these books!
Dori U on Mar 10, 2017
We love Mystery Of History, hoping to continue with this volume.
User on Feb 23, 2017
Using in our co-op
Cory K on Jan 9, 2017
To start on a timeline with my 3 sons.
User on Nov 11, 2016
Required for home school Co-Op (classical christian)
JIM L on Nov 2, 2016
We love Mystery of History, purchased in advance. We will use it next year after we are done with United States History. My boys will be surprised and happy to see this in the box.
Angelica A on Nov 1, 2016
Because we are almost done with volume 3.
Veronica S on Oct 31, 2016
Love this series!
Shelley H on Oct 3, 2016
We've studied all of the Mystery of History books and just wanted to complete the collection!
Lisa M on Sep 19, 2016
Good price
Monika K on Sep 12, 2016
We have completed the first three volumes and are very much looking forward to continuing with the series.
Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
Have used volumes 1-3 and like curriculumn. For homeschool student.
Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
What year was the volume 4 published?
A shopper on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It was published in 2014 (I bought mine in 2016).
Has anyone used this vol with a 5th grader (11yo)? I thought I had read somewhere that it was better to wait and use this vol with an older child.
A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used vol 1 and vol 2 with elementary students all the way up to high school students. I don't see any reason you can not use it with an 11 year old. When i used it with younger students I always read it to them. They have suggestions for younger students, middle school students and high school students. They also have mp3's that students can listen to by themselves.
Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age
Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age
Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation-Resurrection
Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation-Resurrection
Has anyone tried to use the cd-rom and it ask for a password?
Amy G on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I have never had the CD-Rom ask for a password. That seems a little odd. I used the CD to print out a lot of the materials. We even had the audio read the book to the kids at one point. but I do not recall any request for a password.
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    4.6 / 5.0
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    Love it !! We have done all the volumes. Every year we look back over our timeline board from creation on
    October 11, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    no cd
    I ordered the book with cd but I only got the book with a code inside.I prefer the cd.
    October 2, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    The reader becomes immersed in the chapters
    The book is well written and immerses the reader rapidly. The wording is rich, yet easily understood, allowing the student to gain insights and a clear understanding of historical events. Most importantly is the true enjoyment of reading such a succinct and lively text.
    September 20, 2017
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Awesome book
    This book is as good as the last one. The type is easy to read, very informative and the color pictures add to the overall enjoyment of reading this. I perused through the section of time my of life. Just in that section I read about things I had heard of, but did not know all the facts or goings on of the issues. This filled in many of the spaces. It is a wonderful book for world History, american history or just to read for informative reasons. Well worth the money. I would prefer a activity book to hold and go through, but I am sure the cost would be more, so the CD is ok, but not as easy to use as a book would be.
    June 18, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Mystery of History Volume 4
    we love this series and volume 4 is every bit as excellent as the rest!!
    April 10, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Great supplement to history
    I have all 4 volumes of Mystery of History and we use them in addition to our other more focused materials. For instance, this year we are studying US History using the Story of US, a secular series used by Sonlight. It's been so helpful to have this Christian point of view to filter in to the lessons...adding yet another angle and facet to our learning.
    October 26, 2016
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Love the Mystery of History Curriculum
    We have already used years 1-3 of the Mystery of History! We love the looks of year 4 and it exceeds the expectations we had of it!
    August 19, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Independent Learners, Step Right Up!
    My 12 year old daughter has been studying through this text for 7th grade history and will continue for 8th grade. We like the clarity, chronology, and captivating writing. It is a fresh take on world events written clearly and concisely. We like the lessons on world-changing people that are interspersed with the Christ-centered explanation of "big events".

    My daughter found the student guide overwhelming because of all the directions for multiple levels of students. We simply adjusted to a format where I presented her with only the information she needed. I would prefer each lesson and it's corresponding activities to stand on its own, however, I wholeheartedly recommend MOH-IV for a middle school student working to become a more independent learner.
    May 24, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    It's just what I wanted
    I have done Sunlight and Winter Promise and liked those but now I was looking for something a little easier to use. I feel like i can just use the book and choose a couple of activities here and there and it is complete. It is easy for my lifestyle right now to not have to gather a lot of extra things.
    March 27, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    You Know It's Mystery of History!!
    In like form, Book 4 puts the icing on the cake of the Mystery of History series! In this Book there are color illustrations that can be great items for sketching/coloring. The Chapter format is very much like Books 1-3. The one big difference is that there are Pretests, Tests, Maps and Activity/Book suggestions on the CD that comes with it. So, altogether you get more for your money. I started off the year using Truthquest and although I love the book suggestions, we seemed to be all over the place with where one event ends and another begins. I realized I needed something more structured as a spine and then weave in living books. Last year my 9th grader did Beautiful Feet Books and it was really good, but I missed my son and I being in on the history experience with her. So, back to Mystery of History we went and Mystery of History we will stay!!!!
    November 20, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I love this series of World History. I can't wait to use the 4th volume!
    Jon D on Jul 18, 2018
    We used MOH 3 last year and LOVED it. We've tried other history programs but will continue with this one. Only three days of lessons/reading each week so it's easy to go on bunny trails and dig deeper into a person or topic. Her writing style is conversational. My 7th, 8th and 9th grade children love it. So do I!
    Mrsk D on Jul 2, 2018
    I love this series of World History. I can't wait to use the 4th volume!
    Jon D on Jul 18, 2018
    We have completed the first three volumes and are very much looking forward to continuing with the series.
    Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
    We used MOH 3 last year and LOVED it. We've tried other history programs but will continue with this one. Only three days of lessons/reading each week so it's easy to go on bunny trails and dig deeper into a person or topic. Her writing style is conversational. My 7th, 8th and 9th grade children love it. So do I!
    Mrsk D on Jul 2, 2018
    Have used volumes 1-3 and like curriculumn. For homeschool student.
    Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
    loved the adaptability of the mystery of history prior books, so we are finishing out with volume 4 now
    Jenene B on Jun 15, 2018
    Our whole family loves Mystery of History and we look forward to Volume lV.
    Robin R on Jun 5, 2018
    I love the integration of Biblical and Historical data.
    Kim W on May 30, 2018
    I love that this curriculum takes us right up until recent events (9/11 & the war on terror).
    Denise P on May 15, 2018
    I'm planning on using this for our homeschool co-op. I like that it can be used for a variety of ages and has hands-on activities.
    Deborah S on Mar 5, 2018
    I love this curriculum...especially with the audiobook
    Shamichae W on Jan 22, 2018
    Wonderful Book. Studying history should not be just dates and names, but a study of the people and art and culture.
    Susan H on Jan 18, 2018
    Classical Conversations Cycle 3 homeschool studies
    Amanda F on Jan 15, 2018
    We have really enjoyed Mystery of History Volumes 1,2, and 3. We are ready for Volume 4.
    Genevie D on Oct 10, 2017
    We have used MOH history from the start and are looking forward to using the 4th and final volume.
    Terri B on Sep 26, 2017
    teacher is using it
    Jennifer B on Sep 1, 2017
    Excellent resource
    Mary Pat O on Sep 1, 2017
    I have already done vol. 1,2 and 3. I am looking forward to the final vol.
    Sheila J on Aug 31, 2017
    I would never buy this again. It jumps from subject to subject. It loses the picture of where you are in history. It calls "Catholic" "Christian" or it seems to from time to time. Mostly religious history book. The first chapters are excellent... Perspective is lost around 9th century...
    Lance K on Aug 27, 2017
    We have been using Mystery of History for 3 years and my boys really like the way the stories of history are presented. I enjoy how it ties in biblical history at the same time.
    Pamela L on Aug 25, 2017
    We used Mystery of History for the first time last year with Volume 3. We all loved it so much, and have really retained the information from it and talked about it as our minds make connections from what we learned through the book to what we see, read and hear in every day life. The Christian perspective was very fair, I felt, and the style was very engaging, and it helped the kids to remember some of the important things that happened by knowing personal details about what was going on.
    Charlotte T on Aug 17, 2017
    loved the first 3 volumes
    Daryle H on Aug 12, 2017
    Mystery of History is one of our favorite history programs, and we are looking forward to continuing and completing the series with volume 4.
    Laina E on Aug 10, 2017
    We absolutely love this series of history books. Our son used it for the first time this past year, and has learned more than he ever did with our previous curriculum!!
    I really appreciate the fact that the author - Linda Hobar - ties ALL of history together - Biblical and secular, and in a time-line fashion, which makes it so much more user friendly than the other curriculum we had been using. I also appreciate the fact that Linda includes the Gospel in her books!
    Tammy O on Aug 10, 2017
    Used the previous 3 volumes and love this series.
    Kerri P on Jul 17, 2017
    I chose this item because my local home school co-op is using this book for their Junior High History course this year.
    Amy H on Jul 15, 2017
    Student loved the other 3 books.
    Esther P on Jul 4, 2017
    We have done volumes 1 through 3 and now we are finishing up with volume 4. It has worked well for our family and teaching it is straight-forward while at the same time honoring to the Lord.
    User on Jul 2, 2017
    Fantastic World History~ First Rate!
    Laura H on Jun 27, 2017
    We've had great success with volumes 1-3 of this series. Our son specifically requested we continue on with this curriculum!
    Donnita D on May 25, 2017
    I love how world history is taught alongside biblical history
    JACQUELINE N on May 25, 2017
    audible student, she loves listening to the book on cd's
    Maria L on May 24, 2017
    last in series; enjoyed the earlier books in the series
    Valerie M on May 23, 2017
    I have all the other books. I wanted to complete the set.
    Barb T on Apr 27, 2017
    After switching to Mystery of History, we have enjoyed history so much more! The way that the author writes is engaging and easy to follow. There are also several activities to follow each lesson that help deepen their understanding.
    Leda P on Apr 21, 2017
    I plan to use MOH Vol. 3 & 4 for a credit in world history for my high school students. We have used MOH 1, 2, and 3 in the past and my children love the series.
    Krista H on Apr 10, 2017
    I have used the Mystery of History for all 4 of my boys, and we love them! Sadly, this volume was not completed when my 2 older boys needed it, so we had to use something else, which they did not like at all. Now my third is ready for his fourth year of World History, and we are eager to receive this.
    Karen S on Apr 7, 2017
    We've used vol 2 & 3 and kids and I enjoy learning the materials.
    Michiko M on Apr 7, 2017
    Completing the entire series, which all my children have enjoyed
    Brandon R on Mar 22, 2017
    Easy way to teach chronological history from a Christian perspective. Written in a way that is interesting for middle and high school students to enjoy.
    Tieneke V on Mar 16, 2017
    Have completed previous MOH volumes
    Diane D on Mar 10, 2017
    We love this history series and have been learning so much from these books!
    Dori U on Mar 10, 2017
    We love Mystery Of History, hoping to continue with this volume.
    User on Feb 23, 2017
    Using in our co-op
    Cory K on Jan 9, 2017
    To start on a timeline with my 3 sons.
    User on Nov 11, 2016
    Required for home school Co-Op (classical christian)
    JIM L on Nov 2, 2016
    We love Mystery of History, purchased in advance. We will use it next year after we are done with United States History. My boys will be surprised and happy to see this in the box.
    Angelica A on Nov 1, 2016
    Because we are almost done with volume 3.
    Veronica S on Oct 31, 2016
    Love this series!
    Shelley H on Oct 3, 2016
    We've studied all of the Mystery of History books and just wanted to complete the collection!
    Lisa M on Sep 19, 2016
    Good price
    Monika K on Sep 12, 2016
    We have completed the first three volumes and are very much looking forward to continuing with the series.
    Pavlina D on Jul 6, 2018
    Have used volumes 1-3 and like curriculumn. For homeschool student.
    Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
    What year was the volume 4 published?
    A shopper on May 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It was published in 2014 (I bought mine in 2016).
    Has anyone used this vol with a 5th grader (11yo)? I thought I had read somewhere that it was better to wait and use this vol with an older child.
    A shopper on Sep 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I have used vol 1 and vol 2 with elementary students all the way up to high school students. I don't see any reason you can not use it with an 11 year old. When i used it with younger students I always read it to them. They have suggestions for younger students, middle school students and high school students. They also have mp3's that students can listen to by themselves.
    Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age
    Mystery of History Vol. 2 Early Church-Middle Age
    Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation-Resurrection
    Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation-Resurrection
    Has anyone tried to use the cd-rom and it ask for a password?
    Amy G on Aug 30, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No, I have never had the CD-Rom ask for a password. That seems a little odd. I used the CD to print out a lot of the materials. We even had the audio read the book to the kids at one point. but I do not recall any request for a password.
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