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Volume III – The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations

The Mystery of History Volume IIICovering people and events from 1455 to 1707, Volume III contains more than I imagined it would.  The Medici’s, the Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus.  Michelangelo, Martin Luther, and Henry VIII.  Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Pocahontas.  These are but glimpses of great power, great minds, and great passion.  I’m in awe over each and every one of the geniuses that graced this rich time period.

As is true with the other books in this series, The Mystery of History Volume III will look at what was going on all over the world in the order that it happened. So, while the Renaissance and Reformation were taking shape in Europe, we’ll look at the rise of wealthy empires in West Africa; the Mogul dynasty of India; and the peaceful lives of the Aboriginals of Australia.  We will also visit Ivan the Terrible in Russia and the Tokugawa family in Japan. 

Of course the stories will be told of the master painters and sculptors who made the Renaissance famous as well as the scientists and philosophers who dissected it.  And the time period wouldn’t be complete without boarding a ship or two to circumnavigate the globe for spices and riches in the East.  Many more explorers will touch the soil of North America and start a new chapter in the history of the world.  We’ll bow with the Pilgrims who will give thanks for their survival and welcome the Native Americans to their feast. 

Unlike Volumes I and II, Volume III has been separated by the publishers into two beautiful books! The Student Reader now contains 84 lessons in a colorful, easy to hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy.

The Mystery of History Volume III But for those who wish to delve deeper, you will want to consider The Mystery of History (Volume III) Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities. This black and white paperback guide book (written also by Linda Lacour Hobar) will contain these familiar and popular components of The Mystery of History series: Pretests; Hands-on/Research Activities for Younger, Middle, and Older Students; Memory Card ideas; bi-weekly quizzes and exercises; timeline helps; maps; supplemental book lists; and more. (Though it is recommended that Volumes I and II be studied prior to this volume, it is not necessary. Volume III can stand alone as a full course of Renaissance/Reformation)

The Mystery of History Volume III As an additional note, the Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities is also available on CD-Rom. Why? The publishers of this curriculum seek to make The Mystery of History as user-friendly as possible. Therefore, the Companion Guide is available to you in two different formats, paperback and CD-Rom. Each contains the same material. Each costs the same. Each has its advantages. Some people will prefer the more tangible product, like the paperback, that you can highlight, mark up, and clutter with Post-its. Others of you will prefer dropping a CD into your home or school computer for easy printing and duplication of maps, quizzes, and more. (Some of you will want both!)

This curriculum is for all ages, but for specific guidance, please click to “Younger, Middle, or Older” to discover more of The Mystery of History for your individual students. 

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Volume III Sample (text only)

(Though recommended, it is not necessary to have completed Volumes I or II to begin a study in Volume III. Each volume in the series is a stand alone.)

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