Mystery of History

Mystery of History

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The Mystery of History is a four-volume world history series, which will take you around the globe through the study of chronological events. (It is recommended but not necessary to complete the volumes in the order they are written.)

Christian The Mystery of History is written from a Christian worldview and uniquely weaves world cultures and stories of the past into the history of Christianity. But more than that, 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---one that points toward God's plan for mankind.

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I'm not a unit study/projects person so we didn't do much of these things. However, it is a wonderful approach to learning history which was in my experience very dry and uninteresting.

Grade levels used
  • 6
  • 7
Pros
very engaging, covered more than European history
Do you recommend?
yes
IL
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We love Mystery of History! It is really neat to be able to use with all my kids from grade school through highschool!

Grade levels used
  • 4
  • 7
  • 10
Do you recommend?
Yes!
T
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We struggled with keeping the focus of the children. They enjoyed the activities especially the Ice Age ones! One downside is that my oldest (8 yo) son memorized all of the dates EXACTLY and trying to explain to him that we don't know the specific dates was a challenge. May try again next year since we only got through maybe 1/4 of the Volume 1 book.

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 2
Pros
Easy to use, concise, flexible, fun activities for younger children
Cons
My boys had a hard time focusing and being engaged with the reading aloud
Do you recommend?
Yes
M
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I am loving this curriculum more and more each day! We have yet to scratch the surface of the resources that are provided in these books (as well as what I can find online using them), but have already learned so much just by reading the daily lesson, making the timeline and completing one of the activities that are provided. It has fostered many impromptu discussions and research sessions based on something that has sparked interest in my children. They ask for it each day!

Grade levels used
  • K
  • 1
  • 4
  • 5
Pros
Multi-level, based on a four year rotation = very affordable
Do you recommend?
Yes!
D
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I love that this can be used with multiple grades, with projects for each level after I read the lesson. My children enjoyed the lessons, especially when they recognized a story from the Bible. MOH is one of my most favorite curriculums that I have used, I highly recommend it!

Grade levels used
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
Pros
Includes activities
Do you recommend?
yes
D
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I personally enjoy reading MOH. My children on the other hand found it boring. I plan on trying it again in a couple of years.

Grade levels used
4
Pros
This curriculum is very interesting and detailed in historical events.
Cons
My children we not engaged. I plan to try it a again when they're a bit older.
Do you recommend?
Yes
LM
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We just finished up our first year of MOH and my kids really enjoyed it. The material was interesting and kept their attention.

Grade levels used
  • 6
  • 7
  • 9
Pros
Interesting material
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Yes
LV
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We used this curriculum this year and enjoyed it. I appreciate that it can be used with multiple ages and it ties biblical history into it as well. The readings are pretty short and the activities are fun and engaging. I found many resources online to add to our learning experience. Pinterest was a major friend to me. However, my son has a hard time focusing as I read and I'm not sure how much he was actually retaining. My daughter is in third grade and we have been doing world history since she was in kindergarten (k-2 was online public school). I decided it was time for a change. I was ready for us to study American history. Even though I liked it, I decided it really wasn't for our family.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 3
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Yes
JT
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This is a great curriculum. I love how it ties in the Bible throughout the lessons. It helps the reader realize the Bible IS history, not separate. I also appreciate the activity suggestions broken up by age group. We also try to include the suggested readings that we get from our local library. We are just starting volume 1 and I already have volume 2 on my wishlist for next school year.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 3
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Yes
J
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I LOVE Mystery of History, probably more than my kids. It is set up in a chronological order, instead of by place. I love that because you can see how people effect one another and see where things find it time with other events. I use the Audio CDs to save my voice. I can't wait to start with volume 2 this year.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
Pros
Easy to use, Combines Christian and world history
Do you recommend?
YES!!!
C
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I like that this curriculum is in chronological order.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
Do you recommend?
yes!
BP
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My autistic son does much better with MOH then anything else we've ran into that is textbook style. He is a reluctant history learner and MOH #1 connected a lot of history to the bible, which he enjoys learning about.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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Yes
C
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5.0
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I love that all of my kids can learn history together. At the end of each lesson there are additional activities you can do to help your kids understand what they have just learned. There are different suggested activities for different age groups (younger, middle, and older). My kids enjoy learning what was going on in different parts of the world at the same time. I like the fact that everything is presented linearly instead of just learning about a specific part of the world alone. The book itself is quite heavy, but I know people who chose to take it to a print shop and have it split into three parts and each part gets spiral bound. If you choose to do that, the best way is to split the 1st and 2nd 9 weeks into one book, the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks into another books, and the reproducibles into a final book. Spiral binding seems to be the way to go so you can easily photocopy in the future.

Grade levels used
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Pros
Children of different ages can learn together.
Cons
The book is large and heavy.
Do you recommend?
Yes
MC
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