The Mystery of History, Volume I Quarter 1: Creation to the Resurrection
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The Mystery of History, Volume I Quarter 1: Creation to the Resurrection

by Linda Lacour Hobar
Kindle Edition: 84 pages
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press

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A World History Curriculum for All Ages
The Mystery of History, Volume I (Second Edition), spans “Creation to the Resurrection” (c. 4004 b.c.–c. a.d. 33) and provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. 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 the nations of China, Egypt, Greece, India, Israel, Persia, Rome, and more. Of great significance, Volume I weaves “Bible history” and “world history” together in a unique and meaningful way. For example, on the same timeline you will see these Bible characters near their world-famous contemporaries: Joshua and King Tut; Daniel and Aesop; Ezekiel and Buddha; Nehemiah and Socrates, and many more.

Christian — The Mystery of History is distinctly 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. From Noah, Abraham, and Moses, to Nebuchadnezzar, Artaxerxes, and Augustus Caesar, the Lord has been at work to reveal Himself to mankind through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Complete — Divided into thirty-six weeks of study, The Mystery of History, Volume I, 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 this a complete, easily customized course in ancient times.

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: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (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 I (Second Edition):
Illuminations. A complete curriculum using The Mystery of History as its spine. Includes Bible, Literature, Geography, and much more!
The Mystery of History, Volume I, Super Supplemental CD — containing Challenge Cards, Coloring Pages, Notebooking Pages, and Folderbooks
The Mystery of History, Volume I, Reproducibles CD — for easy printing!
The Mystery of History, Volume I, Audio Book — a 10-CD set 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.

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