5 Reasons We Love Using Mystery Of History (& a Giveaway)

5 Reasons We Love Using Mystery of History

Mystery of History Review

I am excited to talk to you about Mystery of History by Bright Ideas Press! This is our second year using MOH and our three children (and myself) are thrilled to embark on the next part of this journey. To be clear, we used Mystery of History Volume I last year for our children (who were then) in 8th, 1st, and K. This year we are beginning our journey together using Mystery of History Volume 2.

5 Reasons We Love Using Mystery Of History

1. MOH is unapologetically Christian.
This curriculum teaches a biblical world view by combining Bible and church history within the context of world history. As a Christian homeschooling family this is very important as we are always looking for things that reinforce our biblical worldview. It’s nice when our children are able to see connections between scripture and history – and it is very important to our family philosophy.

2. You can use it for multiple ages.
This is wonderful on so many levels. One of the obvious benefits for using it for more than one child is how much money you can save. It is always exciting to save some of your hard earned money – especially when it is not compromising your child’s education. Another amazing benefit for using it for more than one child is that you will save a lot of time with preparation and delivery of content. This is a win-win for all involved.

3. Short, digestible lessons that don’t bore.
I really appreciate this aspect of the curriculum. While my oldest and youngest are completely enamored with history, our middle child, not so much (at least not yet). So the fact that the lessons are short and very easily laid out, it provides a positive learning experience for any type of history student. The author (Linda Lacour Hobar) has a very exciting and unique narration style. This makes the lessons really fun as it isn’t the typical “boring” textbook writing style. It’s much more personable and exciting. The author’s excitement and love for history really comes through each lesson.

4. The ability to adapt to your needs.
I think this is the most important aspect to any homeschooling curriculum we buy. We are able to easily adapt the lessons to fit any learning style and easily add more if a student desires. This curriculum pairs very nicely with notebooking and we use our Notebooking Pages membership.

5. Fun projects.
This year we are SUPER excited to be using the new Mystery of History Volume 2 Cookbook!

The Mystery of History Vol. II Cookbook
You can expect to find a wonderful assortment of projects when using Mystery of History to include:

  • creative timelines
  • creation booklets
  • self portraits
  • learning Latin words
  • photo collages
  • create a family tree
  • make some period specific dishes
  • write like a scribe using caligraphy
  • make a wildlife poster of India
  • and much, much more!

Enter to Win Mystery of History Volume I

I love this curriculum so much that I decided to purchase one and sow it into another homeschooling family’s life! Must be 18 to enter and have a US mailing address.
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  1. Edie S says

    I am just starting Kindergarten with my first but it would be so nice to learn or relearn parts of history.

  2. Alia says

    I have a rising 3rd grader that I would love to use this for, plus 4 more coming behind him!

  3. Charlene Wilson says

    I have heard wonderful things about MOH! I’ve even thought about purchasing it next year when my youngest will be able to appreciate it. Thank u for the wonderful review!

  4. Marie says

    I haven’t used this curriculum before, but would like to try the multi-age teaching. I have a 2nd grader, a 5th grader, a 7th grader, a 9th grader, and a 10th grader.

  5. Julie says

    We will be cycling back to study Creation to Rome next year…and our kiddos will be 10th, 7th, 6th, 5th, and 2nd grades (plus will have twin boys just turning 5) — whew! :)

  6. Stacey says

    I’ve seen MOH over the years but I never quite figured out how to use it so we never bought it. It sounds interesting. I love Christian curriculum. If it can be used in small chunks then it should work for us.

  7. Heidi Johnson says

    Perfect timing! I was just looking into Mystery of History for the coming school year. :-) I have a 4th grader, 3rd grader, 1st grader and a preschooler.

  8. Jillian says

    I would love to win this! I have been trying to decide between MOH and SOTW. I am definitely leaning towards MOH.

  9. Tammy says

    I have a lot of good things about MOH and would love the chance to win it and try it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. sarah e says

    I would love to use MOH with my pK, 3rd and two 4th graders. Ive been wanting to add it to our routine for sometime.

  11. Estellee says

    We have a eight and four yr. ( who wants to do everything big brother does) this would be really awesome.

  12. Keyanna Moreau says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. .I will be using Mystery of History for grades 8th and 2nd.

  13. carly wroblewski says

    Thank you for your generous idea! After taking k-5 in public schools I am going to homeschool my step-son this year for sixth grade. And continue homschooling my six year old daughter

  14. Hannah Sides says

    I would love to use this curriculum with a 1st grader and a 4th grader. History is the older child’s favorite subject and this would keep me from bouncing around (hopefully)! 😉

  15. Amy says

    My son will be entering 5th grade this year. I would LOVE to win this as I was a history teacher in my pre-homeschool life and love to find good history resources.

  16. Veronica says

    Thanks for the opportunity! I have been trying to decide between several logic-stage histories and appreciate reviews!

  17. Ellen G says

    I have a 2nd grader and a little one starting pre-k this year. He likes “doing school” with his big sister!!

  18. Jenn Crawford-Lierman says

    I would LOVE to win this to use with my 9 year old son! This is our 1st year homeschooling :-)

  19. Erica Zick says

    I have a 2nd and 3rd grader and would love to use this resource to teach a Biblical approach to history!

  20. Paulette Bird says

    We have 12th grade, 11th grade, 9th grade, 2 6th graders and a 4th grader this year (and preschool)

  21. Yoli Wiederrich says

    You had me with your 1st reason! I think this is something my 3 children would also enjoy.

  22. Leigh O says

    I would be using this with a 3rd grader and a 6th grader. I used MOH Volumes 2 and 3 with my older son when he was homeschooled, and I’ve always wanted to try Volume 1.

  23. says

    We love MOH! We started with SOTW and the difference is night and day. Even my 4 year old loved this!! We love the lessons and the projects!!!

  24. Tiffany S. says

    I took my dd out of public to start our first year of homeschooling! She is entering 3rd and couldn’t be more excited to start this new journey with me! I am really interested in the MOH series! Thank you for this contest opportunity.

  25. Allison says

    I have a Kinder but is like to have it to read myself before I start with her next year.

  26. Sarah M. says

    I would be using MOH next year when my two older sons are in 2nd and 4th grade! I’ve heard such wonderful things about these books.

  27. Jaime says

    I found your review of MOH so helpful as I’m considering it for our history curriculum this year! Thank you!

  28. Aliesa G says

    Just starting back to homeschooling this year after a 3 yr. “sabbatical”. Looking forward to learning history again!

  29. Tomi Carroll says

    We are ready to roll with Volume 4!! We love MOH – it’s the one thing my graduate says she remembers most!
    My students are Grade 11, 9, 7, 5, 3, and K this year.

  30. Kelly A says

    We like to learn as a family so I would be using this for ALL my kiddos ages 3, 5, 7, 11 & 13 this year. :) Looks like a great way to learn history!

  31. Erica says

    We would use this for my 2nd and 4th grader! :) I have heard so many good things about this that I’d love to try it out and see it in person.

  32. Shannon says

    This is my second year homeschooling, but the first using actual curriculum (for my 3rd grader). I will be using MOH for the first time too and am excited to see you like it too (I’ve heard so many good things)! I’d love to win, but just to pay it forward to another family near me that homeschools. Thanks again for the chance to win!! 😀

  33. kristen says

    i currently have a kindergartner, 2nd grader, 4th grader and 5th grader and would use this curriculum with everyone together.

  34. Anne-Marie S. says

    I have heard many good things about the Mystery of History books. I would love to try them with my daughter!

  35. Rebecca Hasey says

    With lots of kids varying ages (6th, 4th, K, PS and under 1), I’d love to try this out, more for the older ones at this point. We have used Story of the World, but are thinking of switching over.

  36. Lisa Mitchell says

    We just started MOH vol 2 so having vol 1 would be fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Misty Thomas says

    I have children in grades 3, 5, 7, 8, and 10 this year. I have thought about purchasing MOH but have not at this point. Sounds great!