Volume IV Video Lectures (18-month Membership)

About Course

Volume IV streaming Video Lectures offer students 84 pre-recorded lectures by Linda Lacour Hobar for every lesson of The Mystery of History Volume IV: “Wars of Independence to Modern Times.”Each lecture is approximately 10-25 minutes long; contains slides to bring history to life; and is filled with factual and inspirational material that goes beyond the Student Reader. (The lectures were not designed to replace the Student Reader, but to enhance it.)

  • If you’re looking for a learning platform with daily/weekly structure for an independent student (or one seeking to fulfill a high school credit), consider our Volume IV Self-paced Course!


  • Affordable, flexible access to award-winning history material
  • Suitable for multiple ages (though best suited for 13 and up)
  • Viewable through a streaming service to avoid download storage issues
  • 18 month access (to provide families with stop and start flexibility)


Materials Needed:

  • The Mystery of History Volume IV (Student Reader and Companion Guide)
  • Students wanting to complete the mapping exercises found in the Companion Guide will need:
    -Rand McNally’s “Historical Atlas of the World”
    -Rand McNally’s “World Atlas—Know Geography”



  • Because these lectures are streaming from our website, we recommend a good internet connection for uninterrupted viewing.
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What Will You Learn?

  • With a biblical worldview of history, Linda Lacour Hobar, the author of The Mystery of History, will guide your student(s) through global events from 1708 to modern times with a look at composers, tyrants, revolutionaries, presidents, dictators, scientists, artists, and much more. Consider the value of studying the last three centuries that shape the news today!
  • If families follow the self-guided options in our Companion Guide, students will additionally be challenged with pretests, mapping exercises, timelines and/or memory cards, research projects, literature, quizzes, semester tests, and more to complement all learning styles.

Course Content

Week 1 | Semester I | Quarter 1

  • Lesson 1. Johann Sebastian Back and George Frideric Handel (1708, 1742)
  • Lesson 2. The Thirteen Colonies of North America (1732)
  • Lesson 3. The Great Awakening Under Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield (1734–1760)

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8 | Quarter 2

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15 | Semester II | Quarter 3

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Week 17

Week 18

Week 19

Week 20

Week 21

Week 22 | Quarter 4 –Wars of Modern Times and the Hope of Mankind (1948–Date Unknown)

Week 23

Week 24

Week 25

Week 26

Week 27

Week 28