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 Creation to the Resurrection, Volume 1, Second Edition: The Mystery of History Series
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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. This resource integrates the main text with student worksheets. These activity sheets are reproducible for in-family use, or students may write directly on the worksheets. 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 are reproducible for in-family use. Softcover, three-hole-punched and perforated pages. Consumable worktext. 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.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Bright Ideas Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 189242729X
ISBN-13: 9781892427298
Series: Mystery of History

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  1. Moma Duck
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Perfect for all!
    July 7, 2017
    Moma Duck
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was given the Mystery of History Vol.1 when I was just beginning this journey of homeschooling. I found it to be the perfect foundation for school. Its very easy to follow and very engaging for all ages. The maps needed and "extras" are in the back of the book as with test answer keys. ( I do have an older edition this may be why. I'm not sure.) You can buy supplements for this to enrich the whole experience of the journey that this book takes you on, but I feel that these are not a necessary to have. My children are looking forward reviewing Volume 1 and digging into Volume 2. I would recommend this anyone!
  2. norrisclanof4
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    I like the concept
    November 1, 2016
    norrisclanof4
    Quality: 0
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    i love the concept of all of our history in order so my kids can see how the Bible stories they have been learning tie in on the timeline. i dont like that there is no student textbook. This book is more like a teacher text. There are very little pictures and there is so much info in it that ks for the parent/teacher that makes it busy and not fun to look at. I supliment a lot with USborne books, the Bible, The Bible on Netflix, and some YouTube. There are a lot of free printables online I use as well for notebooking. I love all the hands on activites, although we dont do all of them. If this had a colorful student text to go with it it would be pretty much perfect in my opion. It's great as is though.
  3. Nanc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
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    October 13, 2016
    Nanc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Loved the time line and note cards!
  4. Lynell Kuhn
    Pocahontas, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    LOVE THIS BOOK (SERIES)!
    September 14, 2016
    Lynell Kuhn
    Pocahontas, IA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    We love this history program. We use for all ages in our homeschool.
  5. shannon
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    love Mystery of Historu!!
    August 31, 2016
    shannon
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My family loves Mystery of history!! We look forward to doing it!
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