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Mystery of History

Welcome to the Mystery of History The Mystery of History is a curriculum unparalleled in its field. Created as a guide through the annals of time, The Mystery of History will lead all ages clearly through the labyrinth that many find this subject to be. Up until now, most world history and bible history have been separated. Linda Hobar has taken the initiative to tell the whole story in a way that few have before. With a classical approach, she weaves the story line together of both world and Bible history in Volume I. Subsequent volumes continue to weave the message of the Gospel through the ages.

Mystery of History Volume 1

Mystery of History Volume 1

by Linda Hobar

The Mystery of History Volume I is a compelling collection of personably-written history lessons, which chronologically weave the stories of the ancient world alongside the timeless stories of the Bible. Contemporaries in history include: King Tut and Joshua, Helen of Troy and Ruth, Aesop and Daniel, Socrates and Nehemiah, Cleopatra and Herod the Great. “Classical, Chronological, and Complete” - this unique book is designed for all ages. In paperback, this volume not only contains 104 lively lessons, but also includes 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. revised - 2nd edition

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

No. of pages: 471

Format: Paperback

Price: £40.00

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Mystery of History Volume 1 (audio CDs)

Mystery of History Volume 1 (audio CDs)

by Linda Hobar

Bring The Mystery of History Volume I Second Edition to life! Through a CD Audio Book set, you can listen to the professionally recorded stories through the voice of the author, Linda Lacour Hobar. With accompanying text in hand, you can read right along with the author as she breathes life into the stories. Without the text, you can relax and enjoy Linda’s personable writing style. Younger Students can draw or colour as they learn while Older Students can take notes for further discussion. With a background track of beautiful, inspiring music, you’ll feel you are right there with the author travelling through time. At the supermarket, in the car, over lunch, before bed, or as an integral part of your school day – there are endless ways for all ages to benefit from this listening library of world history. (These audio CDs contain narrated lessons only and do not include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises or similar items found in the textbooks.)

Total listening time: 11 hours 14 minutes

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Published by: Mystery of History

Format: CD

Price: £40.00

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Mystery of History (Volume 1) -Printable Reproducibles

Mystery of History (Volume 1) -Printable Reproducibles

by Linda Hobar

Created by request, now you can print out all MOH Volume I reproducibles from your home computer. This CD includes all pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, test, maps, and appendix pages. This is a very useful resource when working with more than one student. Though copyright allows families and co-ops to photocopy pages for their own use, the task can be difficult without taking the book binding apart. This product makes duplication much easier to do and helps you to preserve your textbook for years to come.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD-ROM

Price: £16.00

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Mystery of History Volume 2 with integrated companion guide

Mystery of History Volume 2 with integrated companion guide

by Linda Hobar

The Mystery of History Volume II picks up where Volume I leaves off with exciting stories of the Early Church and the complex history of Medieval times. Spanning AD 30-1460, this volume includes Vikings and villains, castles and crusades, samurai and shoguns, Dante and Chaucer, and much more. “Classical, Chronological, and Complete” – this book can be used by all ages. In addition to 84 engaging lessons, this paperback includes 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. 704 pages. (Though it is recommended that Volume II be studied after the completion of Volume I, it is not necessary. This volume can serve as a stand-alone study of the Middle Ages.)

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

No. of pages: 704

Format: Paperback

Price: £39.00

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Mystery of History (Volume 2) -Companion Guide CD

Mystery of History (Volume 2) -Companion Guide CD

by Linda Hobar

The CD-ROM of Reproducibles will save you time, money, and headaches. Created by request, now you can print out all MOH Volume II reproducibles from your home computer. This CD includes all pre-tests, quizzes, exercises, worksheets, test, maps, and appendix pages. This is a very useful resource when working with more than one student. Though copyright allows families and co-ops to photocopy pages for their own use, the task can be difficult without taking the book binding apart. This product makes duplication much easier to do and helps you to preserve your textbook for years to come.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD-ROM

Price: £20.00

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Mystery of History Volume 2 (audio CDs)

Mystery of History Volume 2 (audio CDs)

by Linda Hobar

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

Published by: Mystery of History

Format: CD

Price: £43.00

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Mystery of History Volume 3 Reader

Mystery of History Volume 3 Reader

by Linda Hobar

Student Reader - The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations
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 colourful, 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.)

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: Hardback

Price: £47.00

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Mystery of History (Volume 3) Companion Guide

Mystery of History (Volume 3) Companion Guide

by Linda Hobar

As described above, 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; 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. Three-hole drilled, perforated, paperback - 520 pages. Available also on CD-Rom.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

No. of pages: 520

Format: Paperback

Price: £31.00

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Mystery of History (Volume 3) Companion Guide CD

Mystery of History (Volume 3) Companion Guide CD

by Linda Hobar

What? There’s more? Yes, the Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities is also available on CD-Rom. Why? The publishers of this curriculum seek to make The Mystery of History as user-friendly as possible. Therefore, the Companion Guide is available to you in two different formats, paperback and CD-Rom. Each contains the same material. Each has its advantages. Some people will prefer the more tangible product, like the paperback, that you can highlight, mark up, and clutter with Post-its. For your convenience, the paperback contains perforated pages and is three hole punched for you. Others of you will prefer dropping a CD into your home or school computer for easy printing and duplication of maps, quizzes, and more. (Some of you will want both!)

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD-ROM

Price: £20.00

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Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 2)

Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 2)

by Linda Hobar

Use this "Super Supplemental Collection" to enhance your Mystery of History Volume 2 studies! This convenient resource contains: Challenge Cards: These include three or more questions and answers for each lesson in The Mystery of History Vol. 2 text. A dozen game ideas are also included; cards can be used in combination with, or instead of, memory cards. Colouring Pages: 28 sheets capture one week of lessons in a unique collage of outlined figures. Notebooking Pages: Pages are included for each lesson in the text, with varied formats. Almost every lesson has ruled pages for taking notes, while others have room to illustrate the lesson. Information pages may have questions about the lesson or bullets to help students take notes. Folderbooks: The Folderbook collection contains figures and directions on how to fold and use them. Folderbooks will help students get a new, visually-based look at the facts presented. These are compatible with 1st and 2nd editions.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD

Price: £52.00

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Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 3)

Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 3)

by Linda Hobar

his convenient resource contains: Challenge Cards: These include three or more questions and answers for each lesson in The Mystery of History Vol. 3 text. A dozen game ideas are also included; cards can be used in combination with, or instead of, memory cards. Colouring Pages: 28 sheets capture one week of lessons in a unique collage of outlined figures. Notebooking Pages: Pages are included for each lesson in the text, with varied formats. Almost every lesson has ruled pages for taking notes, while others have room to illustrate the lesson. Information pages may have questions about the lesson or bullets to help students take notes. Folderbooks: The Folderbook collection (4, one for each quarter) contains figures and directions on how to fold and use them. Folderbooks will help students get a new, visually-based look at the facts presented.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD

Price: £52.00

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Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 4)

Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume 4)

by Linda Hobar

ALL of The Mystery of History Volume IV downloadable extras for you into one collection!

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD

Price: £52.00

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Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume I)

Mystery of History Supplemental Collection (Volume I)

by Linda Hobar

This convenient resource contains: Challenge Cards: These include three or four questions and answers for each lesson in The Mystery of History Vol. 1 text. A dozen game ideas are also included; cards can be used in combination with, or instead of, memory cards. Coloring Pages: 36 sheets capture one week of lessons in a unique collage of outlined figures. An answer key is provided to help students identify the three integrated stories of the week. Notebooking Pages: Pages are included for each lesson in the text, with varied formats. Almost every lesson has ruled pages for taking notes, while others have room to illustrate the lesson. Information pages may have questions about the lesson or bullets to help students take notes. Folderbooks: The Folderbook collection contains figures and directions on how to fold and use them. Folderbooks will help students get a new, visually-based look at the facts presented. These are compatible with 1st and 2nd editions.

Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: CD

Price: £52.00

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Mystery of History Timeline Figures

Mystery of History Timeline Figures

This packet of timeline figures is designed to accompany the sold-separately The Mystery of History Volume 3. Hand-drawn by "Homeschool in the Woods" owner Amy Pack, this collection features over a hundred historical figures with notes to match every lesson in "The Mystery of History Volume III." Perfect for wall timelines, notebooking, lap booking, or memory cards, these pre-made figures provide a time-saving way to use the timeline figures mentioned in the Volume III companion guide. 111 black and white wall-size timeline figures with name, date, and descriptive text.

Published by: Homeschool in the Woods

Format: Sheet

Price: £8.50

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Mystery of History Volume 3 (audio CDs)

Mystery of History Volume 3 (audio CDs)

by Linda Hobar

Since the 2008 publication of The Mystery of History, Volume III, students of all ages have enjoyed the fascinating time period of “The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations” from the Wars of the Roses (1455) to Isaac Watts (1707).

Now, 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. 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.

22 disc audio CD set.

Published by: Mystery of History

Format: CD

Price: £33.00

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Mystery of History Volume 4

Mystery of History Volume 4

by Linda Hobar

the last and final volume of this world history series, spans three pressure-filled centuries from 1708 to 2014. Starting with Bach and Handel, two of four major composers included in Volume IV, the time period will see numerous “wars of independence.” From the American colonies, the heart of Mexico, the goldmines of Australia, the mountaintops of South America, the shores of Greece, and the walls of the Alamo, we will find mankind desperately striving for liberty and freedom through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the time, he will achieve it – but seldom without heartache, revolution, and bloodshed!

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Published by: Bright Ideas Press

Format: Hardback

Price: £60.00

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