Mystery of History Volume 4 Wars of Independence to Modern Times


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Covering the wars of independence through to modern times, the years from 1708 to the present are viewed through a Christ-centered lens, exploring the backdrop to and significance of major cultural and historical events alongside events in the history of Christianity. The author writes, “We will take time to meet the artists, inventors, writers, and humanitarians who contributed toward the ‘soul’ of mankind over the last three centuries. And, we will join the missionaries and adventurers who journeyed to inland China, the wilds of Africa, the South Pole, and the gray, speckled surface of the moon.” Moving through time chronologically, achievements in art, music, literature, science and philosophy are studied using a Classical approach, with an emphasis on reading, writing, research and hands-on activities. This curriculum is 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 activities (including Memory Cards), and exercise or quiz.

This book contains 84 lessons divided into 28 weeks in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback. The reader is a stand-alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. But for those who wish to delve deeper, a download code is included in each book for a digital version of The Mystery of History Volume IV Companion Guide. The reproducible resources contain familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: pretests; hands-on activities and research projects for younger, middle, and older students; memory card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; all teaching resources; and more. Please note that The Mystery of History Volume IV is not on the same reading level as The Mystery of History Volume I. The Mystery of History Volume IV is best suited for children in 6th grade and up. Younger siblings can tag along for the history lessons, but the reading level and emotional intensity of The Mystery of History Volume IV will be challenging for them. Expect to make modifications to help children younger than sixth grade grasp the material.

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Linda Lacour Hobar