Mystery of History Volume III

Mystery of History Volume III

The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations

by Linda Lacour Hobar
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Hardcover, 441 pages
Price: $74.95

Update: This level has been offered as a hardcover text and separate activity book (printed or CD-ROM) since its original release. But the newest printing of this book now includes the downloadable activity guide. As a result, the text's price has gone up, but the overall price has dropped.  

Covering people and events from 1455 to 1707, Volume III covers the Medici's, the Inquisition, Christopher Columbus, Michelangelo, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Pocahontas and more. These are but glimpses of great power, great minds, and great passion.

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, you'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. You 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. You'll bow with the Pilgrims who will give thanks for their survival and welcome the Native Americans to their feast.

The Student Reader contains 84 lessons in a colorful, easy to hold hardback. The reader is a stand alone world history text for all ages to enjoy. For those who wish to delve deeper, 2020 printings now include a downloadable Companion Guide: Curriculum and Student Activities contains 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.

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