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  1. The Mystery of History Volume 4: Wars of Independence to Modern Times
    The Mystery of History Volume 4: Wars of Independence to Modern Times
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2014 / Hardcover
    $57.99 Retail: $69.95 Save 17% ($11.96)
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Mystery of History Volume IV is the last and final volume of the Mystery of History series from Bright Ideas Press! Covering 1708 to 2014, it begins with Bach and Handel, brings the reader through multiple "wars of independence" as well as many "wars of ideologies" between Marxism, Darwinism, Fascism, and the Cold War. World War I and II bring the reader to more modern day conflicts, including a collapsed Soviet Union, a divided Korea, tension in the Middle East, and an ongoing War on Terror.

However, in addition to studying the violence of this era, the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the "soul" of mankind over the last three centuries are also integrated. A world history text, Mystery of History 4 does cover important events in American history (though it cannot stand alone as an American history course), including the American Revolution, the War Between the States, the War in Vietnam, and the Civil Rights movement.

The last and final chapter looks at what is to come as outlined in the Book of Revelation. This section does not follow any single view of eschatology, but it will take students to the final chapters of Revelation, and its picture of the new heaven and new earth.

Volume IV is a hardcover volume that contains all of the lessons students are to read. It also contains the Companion Guide on CD-ROM in the back of the book. This companion guide contains pretests, activities, quizzes, timeline directions, mapping exercises, and literature suggestions.

607 pages, hardcover.

Mystery of History Volume 1

  1. Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series
    Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series
    Linda Lacour Hobar
    Bright Ideas Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $36.99 Retail: $49.95 Save 26% ($12.96)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 36 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW427298

The Mystery of History Volume 1 is written from a Christian, young-earth, perspective, teaching children to see God's hand throughout history...and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies, integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time. Covering creation to the resurrection, students will learn about famous biblical characters, ancient peoples, and well-known men such as Aesop, Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, Emperor Asoka, Herodotus, Caesar, Hannibal, and Herod.

Arranged by quarters and weeks, each quarter begins with an "Around the World" summary of events to introduce the time period; lessons progress chronologically with each week having 3 lessons, a pretest, review, and exercise or quiz. The 108 lessons will take a year to complete if you follow a traditional 36 week school year.

Activities are broken down by age group and reinforce the material just learned through fun ideas that engage all learning styles; they're based upon the classical grammar/logic/rhetoric stages. Review exercises cover the timeline and map work exercises; quizzes are cumulative reviews that go over material from the very beginning of the course; the semester-long tests are similar (though longer), covering materials from 2 quarters (one major time period). Quarter-end worksheets help students synthesize what they've learned and keep everyone straight! Suggested Schedules for different age groups are included, as well as plenty of reproducibles. Line-listed answers included. 636 pages, activity pages reproducible, softcover, three-hole-punched and perforated pages. Grades 4-8, but adaptable for the family.

This second edition features the following updates & improvements:

  • Over 140 new pages that enrich the lessons; broaden the scholarship level of the text; develop new activities; enhance the mapping exercises; and simplify the timeline directions.

  • The Table of Contents has not changed, but has been improved with better chronological detail, based on the work of James Ussher.

  • The layout has been changed to a cleaner, more-readable style, and features upgraded artistry, photos, font, and cover; an expanded reading list; Answer Key maps for all the mapping exercises; a pronunciation guide; a Bible reading list; and more.

    1. The Mystery of History Volume 1 Second Edition, Audio Book Set (10 Audio CDs)
      The Mystery of History Volume 1 Second Edition, Audio Book Set (10 Audio CDs)
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      The Mystery Of History, Inc. / Compact disc
      $35.99 Retail: $44.95 Save 20% ($8.96)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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    Listen along to the thrilling story of the Mystery of History Volume I! This CD set features the Mystery of History stories read by author Linda Lacour Hobar and set to music. Read the text along with the CDs, or simply listen. Perfect for families on-the-go, with auditory learners, or who simply enjoy listening to an excellent narration! These CDs contain narrated lessons only, and do NOT include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises, or other similar items in the textbooks.

    Total listening time: 11 hours 14 minutes

    This CD is based on the Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1: The Mystery of History Series, Second Edition text.

    1. The Mystery of History 1 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM (Single Family License)
      The Mystery of History 1 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM (Single Family License)
      Bright Ideas Press / Compact disc
      $59.99 Retail: $64.95 Save 8% ($4.96)
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      CBD Stock No: WW427756

    Use this "Super Supplemental Collection" to enhance your Mystery of History Volume 1 studies!

    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.

    System Requirements:Windows 7 and Mac OSC compatible. Required Adobe Reader v 9.1 or higher

    1. The Mystery of History, Volume 1 Reproducible CD, 2nd Edition
      The Mystery of History, Volume 1 Reproducible CD, 2nd Edition
      Bright Ideas Press / 2010 / Compact disc
      $17.49 Retail: $19.95 Save 12% ($2.46)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW427801

    Make teaching Mystery of History Volume 1, 2nd Edition even easier! This CD-ROM includes all the MOH I reproducible for you to print whenever you need them! All pretests, exercises, quizzes, quarterly worksheets, semester tests, outline maps, answer keys, and useful appendices for both the 1st and 2nd editions are included.

    Mystery of History Volume 2

    1. The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and  the Middle Ages
      The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      Bright Ideas Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
      $36.99 Retail: $49.95 Save 26% ($12.96)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW427060

    Your students will discover how God continually reveals himself in this big-picture look at world events from Pentecost to the printing press. User-friendly format features lively text, quizzes and tests, reviews, projects and activities, timeline and mapping assignments, answer keys, reproducible student pages, and more. It's classical, chronological---and complete! Grades 4 to 8. 704 pages, softcover.

    1. The Mystery of History Volume 2 Audio Book Set (12 Audio CDs)
      The Mystery of History Volume 2 Audio Book Set (12 Audio CDs)
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      The Mystery Of History, Inc. / Compact disc
      $38.99 Retail: $48.95 Save 20% ($9.96)
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      CBD Stock No: WW392264

    Listen along to the thrilling story of the Mystery of History Volume II! This 12-CD set features the Mystery of History Volume 2 stories read by author Linda Lacour Hobar and set to music. Read the text along with the CDs, or simply listen. Perfect for families on-the-go, with auditory learners, or who simply enjoy listening to an excellent narration! These CDs contain narrated lessons only, and do NOT include pretests, activities, quizzes, exercises, or other similar items in the textbooks.

    Total listening time: 13 hours, 58 minutes

    This CD is based on the The Mystery Of History, Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages textbook.

    1. Mystery of History 2 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM
      Mystery of History 2 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM
      Bright Ideas Press
      Bright Ideas Press / Compact disc
      $59.99 Retail: $64.95 Save 8% ($4.96)
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW427960

    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.

    • Coloring 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.

    System Requirements: Windows 7 and Mac OSX compatible. Required Adobe Reader v 9.1 or higher.

    1. The Mystery of History, Volume 2 Reproducibles on CD-ROM
      The Mystery of History, Volume 2 Reproducibles on CD-ROM
      Bright Ideas Press / Compact disc
      $17.49 Retail: $19.95 Save 12% ($2.46)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW427058

    Accompanying The Mystery of History Volume 2, this reproducible CD-ROM includes pre-tests, post-tests, quarterly worksheets, semester tests, individual maps, and all appendices. No more racing to the copy shop! 1 CD-ROM.

    1. The Mystery of History & Enrichment4You.com, Volume 2 Craft Pak on CD-ROM
      The Mystery of History & Enrichment4You.com, Volume 2 Craft Pak on CD-ROM
      Henrich Incorporated / Compact disc
      $14.79 Retail: $19.95 Save 26% ($5.16)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW339002

    Make the history of the Middle Ages come alive with these hands-on activities! Designed by artist Jean Henrich, 8 unique craft projects and 35 reproducible coloring pages offer a wonderful opportunity to experience life over 1,000 years ago. Build a medieval siege tower, make a faux metal Indian bell, create an Islamic tile, paint a Byzantine icon, and more. 16MB RAM, Windows 95 or higher.

    Mystery of History Volume 3

    1. The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Student Reader, Volume 3
      The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Student Reader, Volume 3
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      Bright Ideas Press / 2008 / Hardcover
      $43.99 Retail: $59.95 Save 27% ($15.96)
      4.5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW427066

    The years of the Renaissance and Reformation were years of growth and change for both the world and the church. The Mystery of History, Volume III presents the years 1461-1707 through Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major cultural and historical events, alongside events in the history of Christianity. Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied using a Classical approach, with an emphasis on reading, writing, research and hands-on activities. 464 pages, full color illustrations. The Mystery of History Volume 3 Companion Guide Guide includes the activities, quizzes, tests, reproducible maps, teacher information, book lists, and everything else that is not the lesson.

    Waiting for the Mystery of History Vol. III? We don't want you to have to have any delay! Download the first Four Mystery of History III chapters for free!

    1. The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Companion Guide: The Mystery of History 3
      The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707) Companion Guide: The Mystery of History 3
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      Bright Ideas Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
      $35.99 Retail: $39.95 Save 10% ($3.96)
      5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW427067

    Waiting for the Mystery of History Vol. III Reader? We don't want you to have to wait to start your school-year! Download the first Four Mystery of History Reader chapters for free!

    This companion guide accompanies The Mystery of History Volume 3 Student Reader, and contains the material to accompany the lessons. Pre-tests, hands-on/research activities, timeline instructions, mapping work, memory cards, quizzes, worksheets, tests, and an extensive booklist for additional literature about the time period are all included.

    1. The Mystery of History Volume 3 Companion Guide:  Curriculum and Student Activities Family License CD-Rom
      The Mystery of History Volume 3 Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities Family License CD-Rom
      Bright Ideas Press / 2008 / Compact disc
      $25.99 Retail: $29.95 Save 13% ($3.96)
      4 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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      CBD Stock No: WW427068

    Round out your Mystery of History III program with this companion CD-ROM that includes student activities--just print and enjoy! Maps, quizzes, and all the material found in the paperback Mystery of History Companion Guide (paperback) is found here for those who prefer the printing capabilities. This companion CD-ROM is designed to be used with the sold-separately Mystery of History Volume 3, The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations Student Reader.

    System Requirements:

  • Windows XP/2000
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 16X CD-ROM Drive
  • 16-bit color display or better capable of 1024 x 768 display resolution

  • Mac OSX or higher
  • Power PC G4 500 MHz or higher
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 16X CD-ROM Drive
  • 16-bit color display or better capable or 1024 x 768 display resplution.

    1. The Mystery of History Audio Book: Volume III
      The Mystery of History Audio Book: Volume III
      Linda Lacour Hobar
      Mystery of History, Inc. / 2014 / Compact disc
      $52.95
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW221729

    Perfect for auditory learners and those who love to listen on the go, The Mystery of History Volume III Audio Book can be used as a supplement to the Volume 3 textbook, or as a stand-alone resource. Narrated by author Linda Lacour Hobar and including beautiful period music, this 22-CD set will bring listeners into the fascinating time period of "The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations" from the Wars of the Roses (1455) to Isaac Watts (1707).

    1. Mystery of History 3 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM
      Mystery of History 3 Super Supplemental Collection on CD-ROM
      Bright Ideas Press / Compact disc
      $59.99 Retail: $64.95 Save 8% ($4.96)
      Availability: Expected to ship on or about 01/24/15.
      CBD Stock No: WW427984