The Mystery of History Volume II
The Mystery of History, Volume II (c. A.D. 33 - 1456), provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning the history of the Early Church and the Middle Ages. By incorporating hands-on activities along with reading, writing, and research projects, The Mystery of History offers something for all learning styles and supports all methods of education.
Chronological - Beginning with Creation, The Mystery of History four-volume series present world history in chronological order, covering every significant corner fo the globe. Volume II specifically focuses on people of the Early Church, like Paul, Roman Empire, the invasion of the Vikings, and the Crusades of Richard the Lionhearted. Students will meet world figures like Vladimer I, El Cid, William Wallace, and Joan of Arc while learning about the Magna Carta, the Black Death, the Firbidden City, and much more.
Christian - The Mystery of History is distinctively written from a Christian worldview. Creation-based, Christ-centered, and standing on the authoritative Word of God, lessons in the Mysetery of History are like fragments of a mosaic that, when put together, reveal a much bigger picture and tell a much larger story. They point toward God's redemptive plan for mankind through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Complete - Divided into twenty-eight weeks of study (seven weeks per quarter), the Mystery of History, Volume II, is easy to use. Reading three lessons a week, students and teachers can implement any of the following components contained in this volume to make it a complete, customized course in the Early Church and the Midddle Ages.
From the producers of Mystery of History: After each and every lesson in The Mystery of History, students are given several optional “Activities” for Younger Students (K – 3rd), Middle Students (4th – 8th), and Older Students (9th – 12th) that will range from fun, hands-on crafts and games to stimulating research projects. While the entire family can read or listen to the same history lessons together (or individually on their own), what students will do with the lessons, or what they will absorb from the lessons, will vary widely by their maturity, skill level, and learning style.
Each Volume increases in difficulty through content, length, and reading level. This means that while Volume I starts at about a 3rd – 4th grade reading level, Volume II moves to a 5th – 6th grade reading level, Volume III advances to a 7th – 8th grade reading level, and Volume IV jumps to a 9th – 10th grade reading level. However, the lessons in Volume IV, which are longer in length and heavier in theme, will be too advanced for some children and will require some screening and skipping. Some families may in fact choose to reserve Volume IV for high school as a world history credit. Whenever you use Volume IV, parents and teachers can decide when to proceed and when to pull back on some of the more gruesome aspects of modern history. And for those who will have younger ones sitting in with older siblings (as is common in homeschooling), there are Younger and Middle Activities to keep students involved on an age appropriate level. As in all matters of parenting and teaching, please use discretion based on the needs and abilities of your students!
Mystery of History Volume II Table of Contents
Mystery of History Volume II Sample “A Week at a Glance”