Mystery of History Vol. 1 Creation to Resurrection 3rd Ed

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Item #: 013314
ISBN: 9781892427335
Grades: 4-8
Author: Linda Lacour Hobar

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Publisher: Bright Ideas
Pages: 636
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches
Language: English
Series Title: Mystery of History
Age Range: 10-14

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4.7 / 5.0
36 Reviews
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Great for multiple students/grades
We have used MoH this year and loved it! Short lessons make it so even younger students are kept engaged, and the sections are 3 lessons long, which make it quite doable to finish a section per week. The kids have enjoyed drawing for the time line, and it really helps to see it all laid out like that. The assignments at the end of each lesson (or chapter) are arranged in a young student (simple) to older student (harder) fashion, which helps make it easy to use for multiple grades. I appreciate the God-centered world-view, as well. I have home schoolers from grade 2-5, and this curriculum makes it so we can do history all together. A winner for this mom!
May 15, 2019
12 months ago
Bought this for my 5th grader, but...
Bought this for my 5th trader to replace Famous Men Medieval and Christian Studies 1 (memoria), but I think we will wait and use Mystery of History for high school. Bought biblioplan’s remember the days and cool history student book, much better, mommy and student friendly.
March 28, 2019
5 months ago
Wanted to Love It
MoH Vol. 1 sounded like a great option for us this year and the reviews were glowing. I also purchased "History Timeline Through the Ages" timeline book and a pictorial timeline set to assemble as we progressed through MoH.

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.
December 5, 2018
1 year ago
I like it.
History text written with a Biblical view in mind. Ot has 3 levels of activities to do for each lesson: young students, middle students, older students.
September 11, 2018
1 year ago
We have only gotten into the first lesson, but we love it!
August 6, 2018
1 year ago
can't say enough good about this. Love the writing style, the accuracy, the interest level, the quizzes.
May 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
Thumbs down
I'm all for giving consideration to different viewpoints and I understand this is a Christian curriculum. We are only a few chapters in but I am already looking for alternatives that focus more on the history and less on the (controversial) science and advancing a specific agenda.
August 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
Fun and informative
The readings are short but informative and the activities are easy to throw together with supplies around the house. I love that it presents history from a Christian point of view. We've only completed the first few lessons but my kids keep begging to do more!
June 29, 2017
over 2 years ago
My kids (9yo & 6yo) love this. They enjoy it, and lessons are quick, but meaty. The kids love doing the memory cards.
October 12, 2016
over 3 years ago
Loving History!
I have two children (both doing third grade work). I got this history book after reading reviews about it. I wanted something with more hands on but couldn't find anything I liked. This is wonderful because it is layout well. The kids enjoy doing their timeline. I find coloring pages to go with some of the lessons. Pinterest has many ideas on activities for lessons but the books has activities too. We also make our own memory card, which we review often so they don't forget what we have already learned. I am learning things as we go along too. History isn't boring to them anymore!
October 3, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Luisa on Aug 16, 2019
This set had me sitting up at night researching about it for my kiddos and there is nothing else like it!!
Lance D on Jul 8, 2019
Luisa on Aug 16, 2019
I choose this history for three reasons. 1) because it follows history with young earth creationism in mind 2) I like how it has history in a chronological order rather than looking at each ancient civilization from rise to fall and then moving to the next civilization 3) the author states she is unapologetic in her Christian worldview.
Meagan B on Aug 8, 2019
This set had me sitting up at night researching about it for my kiddos and there is nothing else like it!!
Lance D on Jul 8, 2019
I've heard great things about this book.
Darci H on Nov 8, 2018
Recommended by other homeschoolers to be a great history curriculum
cheryl p on Nov 1, 2018
heard lots of good things about the book and it coincides with our cc learning
Lisa H on Oct 24, 2018
Recommended for homeschool curriculum
Jodi G on Sep 26, 2018
Needed for a class
Ernette J on Sep 20, 2018
I've heard from other home school mom's that this is an excellent choice for History.
Julie M on Sep 13, 2018
My daughter needed something more than story of the world as she's older now.
Melissa H on Aug 23, 2018
This item is a gift requested by my daughter who is home schooling her children.
Steven B on Aug 21, 2018
Christian based and came as a recommendation.
Tammy P on Aug 21, 2018
Co-op asked for it
Cassie P on Aug 7, 2018
This is a required curriculum item for our homeschool co-op.
User on Aug 6, 2018
To learn History
Annelize O on Jul 31, 2018
Was looking for a biblical worldview curriculum and this looks like fun and educational!
Tonya P on Jul 28, 2018
New history to try for 5th grade
Monica F on Jul 22, 2018
Wanted to try it out. It looks well organized and easy to follow (key to homeschooling 5 while prego with another!) I appreciate the consideration for multi-level grade teaching simultaneously.
amy p on Jul 19, 2018
needed this for part of social studies curriculum.
Gina B on Jul 6, 2018
Many of my friends have commented that this is great. We're taking a break from Story of the World and starting over with this.
Shelbie H on Jul 4, 2018
my wife decided this would be the best history curriculum that reinforces what is being covered in Classical Conversations for our three children
Brent J on Jun 18, 2018
classical christian. COMBINES story OF world AND truth Quest APPROACH
Merri W on Jun 6, 2018
Vanessa L on Apr 27, 2018
I wanted a book to teach my daughters history, when I found this book I knew this was it. The book covers both biblical and worldly history all in one.
Alison H on Apr 20, 2018
Time for us to Ancients. Have read SOTW and we're missing the Bible/ Christian influence on the timeline.
Stephen S on Mar 14, 2018
Great reviews. I'm hoping my son likes it!
Sarah O on Mar 13, 2018
It meets the needs of my children's educaiton.
Brent D on Mar 1, 2018
I wanted a Christian history curriculum to combine with Story of the World to show my kids how the Bible fits into the rest of history.
Jessica M on Feb 28, 2018
Homeschooling 5th grade, 3rd grade, 1st grade and Kindergartner. We needed a over all curriculum for the whole family, and we have heard great reviews.
Jay S on Feb 28, 2018
referred by a rainbow resource curriculum specialist;-)
erika r on Jan 24, 2018
Friend and Cathy Duffy Reviews recommendation
Melissa P on Dec 29, 2017
Recommendation and I liked the description on the website.
Mindy B on Oct 27, 2017
My Friend recommended them.
Kwi Young K on Oct 9, 2017
Still looking for a perfect history book. This one looks like it's very good, not perfect, but perfectly useable.
Katrea C on Sep 30, 2017
good reviews
Beth C on Sep 17, 2017
I chose this product because up until now I have been weaving secular history, as it were, and biblical history together on my own while teaching my children. It was very stressful. When I found a product in which someone had done that part for me I was so happy and grateful.
Julia S on Sep 9, 2017
I've used Mystery of History in the past, and I really like it's world/biblical view.
Mary Pat O on Sep 1, 2017
I was looking for a Christian view of history. I like how it relates time periods to what is happening on a worldwide basis.
Lori O on Aug 30, 2017
Class requirement
Lisa J on Aug 30, 2017
I chose this curriculum because the Bible is indeed an accurate and historic book. As a Christian, it is a disservice to our children, if the History we teach them does not include Biblical History. After all, God IS the Author of History.
Sandra J on Aug 22, 2017
Required text for class
Yvonne M on Aug 22, 2017
used it before with my older kids
Tiffany S on Aug 15, 2017
Best price
Galina D on Jul 31, 2017
Used Mystery of History in the past and love it
Gabriela W on Jul 24, 2017
We love Mystery of History and have used volumes 3 and 4 with the older children (and younger ones participated as well) . Now my younger children are needing to cycle around to ancient history, so this was our choice!
Dennis W on Jul 18, 2017
I chose this because there are lots of activities.
Katrina S on Jul 8, 2017
required text
Barbara G on Jul 6, 2017
My children, 3rd and 7th grade, are doing World History this year. I wanted a chronological history that told the history of the world, while including which Biblical events were going on. I have always wanted to learn what was going on all over the world at the same time, as opposed to what was going on in one place over all of time.
Heather on Jul 5, 2017
Heard good things of Mystery of History. This will be our first year incorporating MOH in our studies.
Genevie D on Jul 1, 2017
Because it is a great resource for Christian homeschoolers.
Adele S on Jun 30, 2017
I choose this history for three reasons. 1) because it follows history with young earth creationism in mind 2) I like how it has history in a chronological order rather than looking at each ancient civilization from rise to fall and then moving to the next civilization 3) the author states she is unapologetic in her Christian worldview.
Meagan B on Aug 8, 2019
I've heard great things about this book.
Darci H on Nov 8, 2018
Other than being a hard cover instead, what are the differences between the third edition and the first edition? (I need MoH Vol 1 for an upcoming co-op class and I already have the soft cover first edition of volume 1.)
Brooklyn on Aug 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: While the content of the 3rd edition and the 2nd edition is mostly the same (very small, occasional tweaks for wording, etc.), there were numerous changes with the 2nd edition from the original 1st edition. The 2nd Edution had updated lessons to reflect current research, spiced up layout, additional teacher support, answer key maps, and added 144+ pgs (672 total).

As you've noted the 3rd edition is a hardcover reader and the companion activity pages are available as a free download.
Are the pages reproducible?
User on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There is a copyright, so in your house only. They are perforated. I actually bought the companion guide CD as I will use each volume 3 to 4 times. I did not want to keep track of the loose leaf sheets.
Is there a list of supplemental books that are suggested/required for this curriculum? I noticed that CELEBRATING BIBLICAL FEASTS is required. Are there others?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I did not purchase any other books with this curriculum. There are so so many suggested activities within this curriculum. Unless you or and your child are extremely interested in this specific topic I don't think that you would need the book. We did buy the timeline figurines and did the timeline as suggested with this curriculum and found that be beneficial and helpful to not need to take the time to create all our own figurines. I hope this helps.
What does this curriculum teach about Jesus?
A shopper on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a very Biblical curriculum. She does a great job of laying out events in interesting lessons and mixes Bible events with other things that happened all around the world in chronological order. We enjoyed this so much! She gives options to suit your needs as far as how many activities you want to do. We don't do many of the suggested activities but we do the quizzes/tests, memory cards and the timeline, they really enforce the lesson.
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.
Could I use this with my six year old first grader this year or is there something else you recommend? The age recommendations on the book is 4-8th grade. Thanks!
A shopper on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I combined MOH for my 5th and 1st grader, so yes I think it can work. The book has activities for younger, older and oldest students which was helpful. Also, if your family likes learning through stories, MOH will appeal to them since the author narrates in a lively way. We didn't do so many of the activities but we enjoyed making the timeline cards - I would write for my 1st grader and she would illustrate what she remembered of that event.
Is the supplemental CD a good buy, or is all of that included in the book?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It depends on which supplemental CD you are referencing.
#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.
How much illustrating and such would we miss out on if we did just the CD's?
A shopper on Sep 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Do you mean just listen to the story on the CD's? Or do you mean just buy the extra resources cd? I don't have the extra resources CD but I do have the book and the CDs of the readings. The CD is only the author reading the exact words printed in the lesson in the book. It's usually about 1 1/2 pages in the book. She does not explain further, or offer any activities, or anything extra. The book is what has the teacher info, mapwork, pictures, quizzes and tests, and the activities. There are activities for each lesson for younger students, middle students, and older students, and sometimes more than one for some age categories. We don't do all the activities but we do some, as many as I feel we can allow time for in a given week. I do the program 3x/week with my kids.
Is this the latest revision?
Marsha Q on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's the Second Edition, which is the latest as far as I know. We borrowed the First Edition from our library before we bought this. The Second is a bit larger with some updates to earlier scholarship and a few other changes. Either is adequate, in my opinion.
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