The Mystery of History, Vol. 3: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations

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The Mystery of History Volume III Student Reader continues the spectacular and provocative study of world history from the viewpoint of a Christian author. Spanning the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, and some early American history, this volume explores the backdrop to and the significance surrounding the time-honored contributions found in art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era. Unlike Volumes I and II, Volume III has been separated by the publishers into two beautiful books! The Student Reader now contains 84 stirring lessons written by Linda Lacour Hobar in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. But for those who wish to delve deeper, you will want to consider The Mystery of History (Volume III) Companion Guide: curriculum and student activities. This black and white paperback guide book, written also by Linda Lacour Hobar, will contain these familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: 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. (Though it is recommended that Volumes I and II be studied prior to this volume, it is not necessary. Volume III can stand alone as a full course of Renaissance/Reformation history.)

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance (Second Revised Edition) (Vol. 2) (Story of the World)

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This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers’ polls―over 150,000 copies of the series in print!

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives―and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land?

The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas―find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests―each available separately to accompany each volume of TheStory of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings and mapsThe Story of the World History for the Classical Child The Middle Ages from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

The Mystery of History, Volume II, Quarter 1: The Early Church and the Middle Ages

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The Mystery of History, Volume II (c. A.D. 33–1456), provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning the history of the Early Church and the Middle Ages. By incorporating hands-on activities along with reading, writing, and research projects, The Mystery of History offers something for all learning styles and supports all methods of education.

Chronological – Beginning with Creation, The Mystery of History four-volume series presents world history in chronological order, covering every significant corner of the globe. Volume II specifically focuses on people of the Early Church, like Paul, St. Augustine, and Jerome, and weaves them into the traditional stories of the Middle Ages, such as the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the invasion of the Vikings, and the Crusades of Richard the Lionhearted. In this exciting journey through time, students will also meet world figures like Vladimir I, El Cid, William Wallace, and Joan of Arc while learning about the Magna Carta, the Black Death, the Forbidden City, and much more.

Christian – The Mystery of History is distinctively written from a Christian worldview. Creation-based, Christ-centered, and standing on the authoritative Word of God, lessons in The Mystery of History are like fragments of a mosaic that, when put together, reveal a much bigger picture and tell a much larger story. They point toward God’s redemptive plan for mankind through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Complete – Divided into twenty-eight weeks of study (seven weeks per quarter), The Mystery of History, Volume II, is easy to use for one student at home, ten in a co-op, or hundreds in a school. Reading three lessons a week, students and teachers can implement any of the following components contained in this volume to make it a complete, customized course in the Early Church and the Middle Ages.

Ebook Edition: Each quarter of The Mystery of History, Volume I is sold separately and contains the lesson text found in the paperback version. To make a complete curriculum, you should also use the Companion Guide (available from which contains:
—The Companion Weekly Pretests
—Hands-on and Research Activities for Younger, Middle, and Older Students
—“Memory Cards” (student-made flashcards)
—“Wall of Fame” Timeline Instructions
—Mapping Exercises (with outline maps and answer keys)
—Cumulative Quizzes, Exercises, and Games
—Quarterly Worksheets
—Semester Tests
—Lists of “Supplemental Books and Resources” (divided by topic, lesson, and age level)
—Student Notebook Guidelines
—Grade Record Sheet

Other volumes in The Mystery of History series:
Volume II: Creation to the Resurrection (c. 4004 B.C.– c. A.D. 33–1456)
Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455–1707)
Volume IV: Wars of Independence to Modern Times (1708–2014)

Additional resources for The Mystery of History, Volume II:
Illuminations. A complete curriculum using The Mystery of History as its spine. Includes Bible, Literature, Geography, and much more!
The Mystery of History, Volume II, Super Supplemental CD — containing Challenge Cards, Coloring Pages, Notebooking Pages, and Folderbooks
The Mystery of History, Volume II, Reproducibles CD — for easy printing!
The Mystery of History, Volume II, Audio Book — read by the author

Linda Lacour Hobar, a native-born Texan, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University where she first fell in love with world history. With seventeen years of homeschool experience, seventeen years in ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, and several years of teaching all ages, Linda brings a wealth of perspective and a biblical worldview to the pages of history. Her warm, passionate, and personable writing style appeals to students young and old. Linda and her family presently reside in Tennessee.

Mystery of History Volume 2 Audio CD

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Since the 2004 publication of The Mystery of History, Volume II, students of all ages have enjoyed the fascinating time period of the Early Church and the Middle Ages, from the conversion of Paul (about A.D. 31) to the invention of the printing press (1456). Now, through this 12-CD audio set, you can listen to these timeless stories through the voice of the author. With text in hand, you can read along with Linda Hobar as if she is sitting right next to you. Without the text, you can sit back and listen to the stories accompanied by a culturally inspired musical background. With hands free, Younger Students can draw or color as they learn while Older Students can take notes for further discussion. In co-op or Sunday school, in the car or at bedtime – there are endless ways for all ages to benefit from this listening library of world history. Also available on CD is The Mystery of History, Volume I, spanning Creation to the Resurrection of Christ. (This audio set contains story lessons only and does not include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises or similar items.) Total listening time: 13 hours, 58 minutes