Mystery of History Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 33-1456)

Mystery of History Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 33-1456)

Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Author: Linda Lacour Hobar
$46.84

This volume provides a historically accurate, Christ-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. The completely chronological lessons span the continents to shed new light on who walked the earth when and how God revealed Himself to mankind during this pivotal period of history. (Though highly recommended, it is not necessary for students to complete Volume I before experiencing Volume II).  

Be it a lesson from Germany, China, Zimbabwe, or Iceland, the author leads students to all corners of the globe in the order that major events occurred there. For example, students will discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; Mohammed introduced Islam to the world about a decade after King Arthur rode with his knights; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan or Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Inkas (Incas) were building their golden empire in South America!

Contains:

  • Three lessons per week
  • Fun projects and hands-on activities
  • Photos from around the world
  • Exercises, quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and semester tests
  • Weekly timeline and mapping assignments
  • Distinctive "Memory Card" method
  • User-friendly format for new or veteran teachers
  • Reproducible student pages and outline maps
  • Supplemental book and resource lists
At the end of each lesson, there are activities created specifically for elementary, junior high, and high school users. The lessons are written at a 4th-8th grade level, so it is simple enough for young users to understand while still containing plenty of scholastic information for the older students. By choosing hands-on activities and projects that are appropriate for the student’s age, you could have a Kindergartner and High School student studying together!
 

Paperback, consumable, ISBN 9781892427069, SKU 1027060

Important information about the series:

The Mystery of History Student Readers can stand alone for all ages to enjoy. For those who wish to delve deeper, the user-friendly Companion Guides bring lessons to life with multi-age activities, timeline directions, mapping exercises, Memory Card ideas, pretests, quizzes, games, worksheets, tests, film and literature suggestions, and more. It’s easy to use for one student at home, ten in a co-op, or hundreds in a school.

For independent reading, The Mystery of History is written for these reading levels:

  • Volume I, 4th- to 5th-grade reading level
  • Volume II, 6th- to 7th-grade reading level
  • Volume III, 8th- to 9th-grade reading level
  • Volume IV, 10th- to 11th-grade reading level

However, these reading levels don’t reflect the wide range of ages that can benefit from this curriculum. As a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate the following:

  • Volume I, grades 1–12
  • Volume II, grades 3–12
  • Volume III, grades 5–12
  • Volume IV, grades 7–12

Of course, all these guidelines are simply that—a guide. Each student’s readiness can vary to either side of these suggestions.

Book Title Mystery of History Volume 2: The Early Church and the Middle Ages (c. A.D. 33-1456)
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Author Linda Lacour Hobar

This volume provides a historically accurate, Christ-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. The completely chronological lessons span the continents to shed new light on who walked the earth when and how God revealed Himself to mankind during this pivotal period of history. (Though highly recommended, it is not necessary for students to complete Volume I before experiencing Volume II).  

Be it a lesson from Germany, China, Zimbabwe, or Iceland, the author leads students to all corners of the globe in the order that major events occurred there. For example, students will discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; Mohammed introduced Islam to the world about a decade after King Arthur rode with his knights; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan or Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Inkas (Incas) were building their golden empire in South America!

Contains:

  • Three lessons per week
  • Fun projects and hands-on activities
  • Photos from around the world
  • Exercises, quizzes, quarterly worksheets, and semester tests
  • Weekly timeline and mapping assignments
  • Distinctive "Memory Card" method
  • User-friendly format for new or veteran teachers
  • Reproducible student pages and outline maps
  • Supplemental book and resource lists
Sample Pages At the end of each lesson, there are activities created specifically for elementary, junior high, and high school users. The lessons are written at a 4th-8th grade level, so it is simple enough for young users to understand while still containing plenty of scholastic information for the older students. By choosing hands-on activities and projects that are appropriate for the student’s age, you could have a Kindergartner and High School student studying together!  

Paperback, consumable, ISBN 9781892427069, SKU 1027060

Important information about the series:

The Mystery of History Student Readers can stand alone for all ages to enjoy. For those who wish to delve deeper, the user-friendly Companion Guides bring lessons to life with multi-age activities, timeline directions, mapping exercises, Memory Card ideas, pretests, quizzes, games, worksheets, tests, film and literature suggestions, and more. It’s easy to use for one student at home, ten in a co-op, or hundreds in a school.

For independent reading, The Mystery of History is written for these reading levels:

  • Volume I, 4th- to 5th-grade reading level
  • Volume II, 6th- to 7th-grade reading level
  • Volume III, 8th- to 9th-grade reading level
  • Volume IV, 10th- to 11th-grade reading level

However, these reading levels don’t reflect the wide range of ages that can benefit from this curriculum. As a read-aloud, family study, or classroom program, The Mystery of History can accommodate the following:

  • Volume I, grades 1–12
  • Volume II, grades 3–12
  • Volume III, grades 5–12
  • Volume IV, grades 7–12

Of course, all these guidelines are simply that—a guide. Each student’s readiness can vary to either side of these suggestions.