The Mystery of History Volume I: “Creation to the Resurrection”
Easy to Use for All Ages
As a living subject, The Mystery of History is designed for the whole family—with age appropriate activities for hands-on fun, enriching research, and purposeful discussion.
Historically Accurate & Chronological
This series is historically accurate and chronological to help students trace cause and effect, relevance, and the timeless significance of world history.
Unlike most programs, The Mystery of History integrates sacred and secular history on one continuous timeline—to reveal God’s sovereign hand in history.
Biblical Events Alongside Ancient World History
Legend of the Trojan Horse
Ruth and Naomi
The Olympic Games
The Battle of Marathon
Cleopatra’s Defeat at the Battle of Actium
Mary and Joseph
Imagine lining up such amazing figures and events on one master timeline! Imagine learning their stories back to back in the order they happened! For most of us, it’s an illuminating experience.
Take a Look Inside—The Mystery of History Volume I
Download Lesson Samples (from our Student Reader)
Lesson samples from Week 31 (Hannibal, Elephants, and the Punic Wars; The Han Dynasty; The Maccabean Revolt)
Week 31 (Student Reader)
Download Curriculum Samples (from our Companion Guide)
Curriculum samples from Week 31 (Pretest; activities; review)
Week 31 (Companion Guide)
Listen to The Mystery of History Audiobook (narrated by the author!)
Lesson 91—Hannibal, Elephants, and the Punic Wars (with music)
Lesson 91—Hannibal, Elephants, and the Punic Wars (without music)
Activity 73A - Greek Trireme (It floats!)
Activity 75A - Greek Theatre Masks (Pattern Provided.)
Activity 81B - Hoplite Helmet (Easy! Spaghetti & a bike helmet)
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Engaging World History—Loved by the Whole Family
"One day my mom came home and told me that she got me a new history book and I figured that it was going to be boring but I was in for a big surprise. It was an adventure with the first book and I can't wait to start your next Mystery of History."Evan14 Years Old
"I loooooooove your books about history. At first I hated history but with your books I love it! I am really not bored with it like I used to be. P.S. I am Russian."Emma10 Years Old
"Thank you for the Mystery of History. I love it! You make history interesting and fun."Bella
"In my homeschooling journey, I have sought out different curricula only to get frustrated and never finish. Yours is different and a God-send."Mary J.Homeschool Mom
"We are and have enjoyed our history, this year. Out of our few years of homeschooling, this is definitely the best. We especially enjoyed all the bible characters and best of all knowing what was going on around the world at the same time."Laura and Lisa KingHomeschool Mom
"We tried other curriculum but the student basically reads the text (boring text might I add!) and then spits it back out on a quiz. There was no real learning, just memorizing names & dates. All that changed when we tried MOH and I am thoroughly impressed to this very day. "Erika S.Homschool Mom
Volume I “Best-Seller Bundle”
2. Access the code (in the inside cover of your reader) to download a digital Companion Guide loaded with curriculum for all ages!
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Volume I FAQs
Linda Lacour Hobar, the author of The Mystery of History, offers a statement of faith that you can read here. She defines herself as an evangelical Christian and supports a Young Earth interpretation of Genesis.
A historical atlas is unique in that it uses old names of old boundaries to define the land rather than modern names. Example: In Volume I, students are asked to map the boundaries of Alexander the Great’s empire on a blank student map. This is very challenging and students need a historical atlas for the answers. The mapping exercises in all volumes of the MOH range from easy to difficult allowing you to choose those appropriate for your students.
Bible maps usually contain the information needed to complete our mapping exercises. However, it is common that those maps have small fonts and are located at the back of the Bible (which easily slams shut while using it!) So, we think our easy-to-read Bible atlas, that lays flat on a table, is a good choice to avoid frustration in any age student.
Yes! If used properly, any one of our four volumes of world history can be counted as a high school world history credit. The key is utilizing the Companion Guide features to their fullest to incorporate research, writing, geography, literature, quizzes, Bible reading, and more.
Yes! Many families will occupy little hands with coloring pages while listening to an audiobook, narrated by the author. Furthermore, after each lesson students can choose a hands-on activity to reinforce the story using their god-given senses. They can eat, burn, dye, sculpt, color, write, or build a multitude of projects to stimulate their learning experience. The “fun” stuff will help shape a positive attitude toward school.
We feel that students in and around 1st grade are ready to listen to stories of ancient times because even a young child can understand that there was a beginning. We call it Creation. It’s a great place to begin their studies as Volume I addresses who, why, and how the world began as described in Genesis 1:1. Students will additionally read about dinosaurs, mummies, pyramids, plagues, the Trojan Horse, Hannibal’s war elephants, the travels of the wise men, and much more!