The Mystery of History Volume III: “The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations”
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.
The Renaissance Alongside the Reformation
Sultan of the Ottomans
Ulrich Zwingli—Swiss Reformer
Mary, Queen of Scots
Jeanne d’Albret—French Reformer
Kang-hsi the Manchu
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 III
Download Lesson Samples (from our Student Reader)
Lesson samples from Week 12 (William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible; Nicolaus Copernicus; Bartolomé de Las Casas)
Week 12 (Student Reader)
Download Curriculum Samples (from our Companion Guide)
Curriculum samples from Week 12 (Pretest; activities; review)
Week 12 (Companion Guide)
Listen to The Mystery of History Audiobook (narrated by the author!)
Lesson 34—William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible (with music)
Lesson 34—William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible (without music)
Activity 22A—Pirates! (Arrr! That's my grandson.)
Activity 26C—Story Cube (The 6 wives of Henry VIII.)
Activity 33B—Paper Pueblo (Easy! Index cards & tape.)
Good news! We’ve Done the Hard Work for You!
Engaging World History—Loved by the Whole Family
"Your Mystery of History series is incredible! I have learned so much from them! Thank you writing from a Christian point of view and for talking about church history and the bible!"Lindsay9 Years Old
"Thank you for the really fun history book. I didn't like world history until we got your book. Now it's my favorite subject."Emma13 Years Old
"I just finished "The Mystery of History" Volume #3. I liked it so much! My favorite Lesson was probably Elizabeth I. It was definitely a work of art!"Christa9 Years Old
"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
"This is our first year using The Mystery of History and I love everything about it. History is easily my daughter's favorite subject and you wrote it in such a way that it's like reading stories about people or events. It is everything I could wish for in a history curriculum."Martha F.Homeschool Mom
"Out of 11th years of homeschooling and The Mystery of History made it one of our best years yet. Being able to see how history and the Bible coincide, we were able to learn more about our God, strengthen our faith, and minister to those in our circle. We enjoyed learning as a family."Traci L. & Family
Volume III “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 III 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 Protestant.
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 III, students are asked to map the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire on a blank student map. The boundaries changed with time 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.
No. While there is a great deal of traditional European history in Volume III, spanning the artists that made the Renaissance famous, the author includes Ghana of West Africa, the Safavid Empire of Persia, the Mughal Dynasty of India, North America, Tokugawa Japan, Australia, the Ch’ing Dynasty of China, and more.
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.
We feel that students in and around 5th grade are ready for the heart of the Renaissance and Reformation, but we offer hands-on projects for younger students tagging along. The time period offers insight into mankind’s strife—and God’s tender mercy. While difficult, the bloodshed of the Reformation offers a meaningful backdrop to U.S. history, where the shackles of a monarchy were broken. Outside of the Renaissance and Reformation, students will additionally study: Ferdinand Magellan, Nicolaus Copernicus, West Africa, Squanto, Galileo, the Atlantic Slave Trade, Peter I of Russia, and much 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.