Mystery of History Volume III begins with the Renaissance and Reformation and continues through the growth of nations. Linda Hobar accurately presents history as God’s story, including all history around the world. She is gracious in her presentation, and writes truthfully so that the student receives a complete history of the world. She writes for 4th through 8th graders, but includes projects for younger children as well as for high schoolers which allows the curriculum to be taylored to your multi-level family. Our son has loved this history, begging for us to keep reading many times.
- The main volume is a beautifully color-illustrated hardback book that includes the student text. In order to have a complete curriculum, you will need to choose one of the companion guides–either paper back or on CD.
- The projects for all levels, maps, geography, timeline and reading suggestions (plus tons more) are included in the paper back Companion Guide.
- The Companion CD includes all the pages from the above companion guide that you might want to print out. You can also copy them on the copier from the book, but for those who just want to find the page and click the button for the printer to print, this is the CD for you. You do not need both the CD and the Companion Guide. Choose one or the other.
From the Author:
Covering people and events from 1455 to 1707, Volume III contains more than I imagined it would. The Medici’s, the Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus. Michelangelo, Martin Luther, and Henry VIII. Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Pocahontas. These are but glimpses of great power, great minds, and great passion. I’m in awe over each and every one of the geniuses that graced this rich time period.
As is true with the other books in this series, The Mystery of History Volume III will look at what was going on all over the world in the order that it happened. So, while the Renaissance and Reformation were taking shape in Europe, we’ll look at the rise of wealthy empires in West Africa; the Mogul dynasty of India; and the peaceful lives of the Aboriginals of Australia. We will also visit Ivan the Terrible in Russia and the Tokugawa family in Japan.
Of course the stories will be told of the master painters and sculptors who made the Renaissance famous as well as the scientists and philosophers who dissected it. And the time period wouldn’t be complete without boarding a ship or two to circumnavigate the globe for spices and riches in the East. Many more explorers will touch the soil of North America and start a new chapter in the history of the world. We’ll bow with the Pilgrims who will give thanks for their survival and welcome the Native Americans to their feast.
Unlike Volumes I and II, Volume III has been separated by the publishers into two beautiful books! The Student Reader now contains 84 lessons in a colorful, easy to hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy.