Make a Battle Shield

Make a Battle Shield

The Making of a Battle Shield Volume II Lesson 14: Constantine I and the EDICT OF MILAN A pattern for making a battle shield with the symbol of a cross and Greek letters is included in the Younger Students activities for this lesson.  Check out this great looking...
Construction of a Battering Ram

Construction of a Battering Ram

Construction of a Battering Ram Volume II Lesson 7: Masada (A.D. 66-73) The activity consisted of researching ancient weapons like a battering ram to help grasp why the earthen ramp at Masada collapsed under their weight.  This family decided to build a full size...
Ashley’s Maccabean Activity

Ashley’s Maccabean Activity

Ashley's Maccabean Project Volume I Lesson 93: The Maccabean Revolt (165 B.C.) This activity for younger students is to light a menorah to commemorate Hanukkah.  Here is Ashley lighting hers....
Lesson 10 Stonehenge Activity

Lesson 10 Stonehenge Activity

Stonehenge Volume I Lesson 10: Stonehenge (c. 2000 B.C.) The younger student activity for this lesson includes building a miniature model of Stonehenge. Here is an example made by  one of our Mystery of History...
Volume III Handmade Timeline

Volume III Handmade Timeline

Volume III Handmade Timeline Mid-South Convention 2011 This timeline was shared with Linda at the Mid-South Convention in 2011.  It is handmade using a sewing board, contact paper and duct tape.  The sewing boards can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or WalMart (sometimes...
The Mystery of History Timeline

The Mystery of History Timeline

Just wanted to share our timeline for Vol.1 so far…my oldest is in third grade, and we have second, and k5 involved too! I must thank you for a great history curriculum that teaches all of us simultaneously! (Even mom!) we all are enjoying our trek through...
Madeline’s Timeline

Madeline’s Timeline

My daughter, Madeline, is 6 years old and in the first grade. I feel very fortunate to have found The Mystery of History at the beginning of our homeschool journey. The writing style touches me deeply and the activities really engage my daughter. The timeline is her...
Linda Visiting the Replica Parthenon

Linda Visiting the Replica Parthenon

“I feel like I took a trip back to ancient time when I recently visited Nashville, Tennessee.   Nashville considers itself the Athens of the South and proudly displays and an exact replica of the Parthenon from Athens, Greece.  It’s an amazing structure to see. ...
Ashley’s Handwriting on the Wall Activity

Ashley’s Handwriting on the Wall Activity

Ashley's Handwriting on the Wall Activity Volume I Lesson 66: Belshazzar and Cyrus the Great (539 B.C., 538 B.C.) This is Ashley displaying the “handwriting on the wall” found in the story of Daniel and Belshazzar. We left the sign up in our dining room for a few...
Sherry’s son begs for more Mystery of History

Sherry’s son begs for more Mystery of History

More of The Mystery of History Please My son keeps begging me to read him more history.  He would have us read and discuss MOH all day if I’d let him!  Here he is with the timeline we have going up the stairway.  It’s wonderful that he’s learning at...
Ashley as an Egyptian mummy

Ashley as an Egyptian mummy

Ashley as an Egyptian Mummy Volume I Lesson 11: Early Egypt (Date Unknown) One of our favorite activities was wrapping up like mummies – our stuffed animals and all – because the Egyptians mummified themselves and their pets! Ashley, Age...
Kyle’s Sumerian Ziggurat

Kyle’s Sumerian Ziggurat

Kyle's Sumerian Ziggaraut Volume I Lesson 7: The Sumerians (c. 2300 B.C.) Kyle building a Sumerian ziggurat made out of sugar cubes.  The cubes were to remind us that the Sumerians had step pyramids rather than smooth-sided ones like the Egyptians.  Of course the most...

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