- Reviewed on Monday, July 11, 2011
- Grades Used: 6th
- Dates used: 2010-2011
If you have used Mystery of History Vol 1 or 2 you already know that Linda can pack a lot of information in a lesson and Vol 3 is no different. I love her writing style and how it makes you feel like you took a vacation to all the places and events studied over the last year. This connection makes the lessons easier to recall and much more exciting for our daughter who is a very visual, auditory leaner.
I love that Vol 3 is a hardcover text book however I ordered the CD of the The Mystery of History (Volume III) Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities instead of the book and regretted it. I would have preferred to have all the Pretests; Hands-on/Research Activities for Students; Memory Card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; etc.. in book form.
- Reviewed on Thursday, December 11, 2008
- Grades Used: 7th , 9th, 11th
- Dates used: 2008 -2009
Are you ready for your children to ask for more of the story? I think you will find Mystery of History 3 just such a book!
The book is designed to be a world history curriculum for 5th through 8th grade and is easily adaptable for early elementary and high school. The lessons lend themselves to higher learning and digging deeper.
Mystery of History 3 is a work of art in text book form. The earlier MOH volumes were done in black and white and in notebook form. While this makes a great “working book” for both the student and teacher, volume 3 is a work of art. It has beautiful glossy pages with a nice decorative edge, fabulous pictures of the art and people of the period. A companion guide is sold separately. In this guide you will find activities, test, and maps that will further guide you to experience history with all of your senses.
The table of contents is very easy to navigate. There is a great week by week Endnote notation. The bibliography is extensive. This makes it easy for further study. The book also contains a well ordered Index which allows for quick reference and review.
Excellent biographical writing is what I love about the text. The author not only deals with the facts but also shares quite a bit about the personal and spiritual lives of the individuals. You feel as though you have truly visited with the individual and walked the very ground they walked. At the end of each lesson you want to know more!
Through the reading of this text one can clearly see the social climate of the era. It is also easy to understand the political moves as a clear picture of what is happening all over the known world during the time period is presented. The author transports you into the drama of the era introducing you to artist, explorers, kings, queens, Emperors, scientific exploration, wars, and the very day to day substance of life.
My children love the Mystery of History books. This is by far the best history curriculum we have found in our seventeen years as a home school family. It is captivating, hands on, and easy to teach.