The Mystery of History Volume II (Second Edition)—Student Reader and digital Companion Guide


The Mystery of History Volume II (retailing at $99.95) covers world history from the ascension of Jesus Christ (c. A.D. 33) to the invention of the printing press (1456). Where most medieval studies hover over the Dark Ages of Europe, The Mystery of History Volume II goes further to blend the history of the early church with worldwide events of the Middle Ages—on one meaningful timeline. (Access to the digital Companion Guide is found on the inside cover of the book!)

Free MP3 from the Author!

This colorful hardback comes with a digital Companion Guide (through a download code inside the cover) giving you over 500 pages of curriculum with:

  • Pretests
  • Activities for Younger, Middle, and Older Students
  • Review work—Memory Card ideas, timeline prompts, mapping exercises, and quizzes
  • Literature lists and much more

For a limited time, the author’s discounted website price includes one FREE quarter of our Audiobook MP3 (a $12 value!) This is the word for word match to the Second Edition!


Need an ebook of Volume II? It is only available at this time for the black and white First Edition. To purchase this ebook, email us at

  • For convenience, large families occasionally order an extra Student Reader. But most families can share one Student Reader with ease and print multiple copies as needed from the included digital Companion Guide.

  • Yes! The Second Edition of Volume II offers color pictures in a sturdy hardback, and a greatly improved digital Companion Guide that will make your experience easier and more rewarding. We highly recommend you take the leap and grow with our series to our latest edition. (If you own any of our Super Supplemental products, they will work with any edition!)

  • No. The download code falls under a one-time family license through the publisher, Bright Ideas Press. However, you can purchase a Companion Guide (digital or paper)—allowing a secondary book owner to have access to the popular curriculum components.

Download Lesson Samples (from our Student Reader)

Lesson samples from Week 18 (Leif Erikson Discovers America; Macbeth, King of Scotland; El Cid, a Spanish Hero)

Vol II, Week 18 (Student Reader)

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Download Curriculum Samples (from our Companion Guide)

Curriculum samples from Week 18 (Pretest; activities; review)

Vol II, Week 18 (Companion Guide)

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