Monday, August 07, 2017

The Mystery of History Volume 2 Resources: Fourth Quarter

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  The Mystery of History Volume 2 Resources Fourth Quarter

The Mystery of History

My 6th grader and 9th grader are both reading The Mystery of History Volume II this year. I absolutely love The Mystery of History curriculum and am trying to add in more extracurricular resources this time around since these two are older now. In this particular book in the series, there are only 28 weeks of scheduled lessons, so that means we have 2 weeks per quarter to focus on extras. We choose to spend the last 2 weeks of each quarter on extras.


Because I no longer have children in elementary grades, these resources are targeted toward middle and high schoolers. My goal for extras is to find fun and interesting resources that are somewhat enjoyable, not ones that conjure up total mental drudgery. 🙂

We didn't get to all of The Mystery of History Volume 2 Resources: Fourth Quarter, and really the list could go on forever. However, here are a few resources from the web and the library that we sorted through.

YouTube Videos

Reluctant Saint - Francis of Assisi


St. Francis of Assisi Quotes - My kids had to choose their favorite quote and write why they chose it.

Peace Prayer of St. Francis Information about the Peace Prayer of St. Francis (Most likely St. Francis didn't write the prayer.)

Geoffrey Chaucer Biography Gerhard Groote Biography

More Information about Gerhard Groote

St. Catherine of Siena

Non-fiction Books

Aztec, Inca & Maya (DK Eyewitness Books)

Ancient Aztec Technology (Spotlight on the Maya, Aztec, and Inca Civilizations)

You Wouldn't Want to Explore with Marco Polo!: A Really Long Trip You'd Rather Not Take

Marco Polo: Amazing Adventures in China (Great Explorers of the World)

Medieval Life (DK Eyewitness Books)

You Wouldn't Want to Be in a Medieval Dungeon!: Prisoners You'd Rather Not Meet
The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe no image available but even I enjoyed this book.

The Middle Ages: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: Historical Eras)

Rarely do my kids get excited about books that we use for school, but my daughter said she really liked this book. It's fun to be able to choose your story path. There are 3 story paths, 45 choices, and 21 endings. She followed more than one since she found it so interesting. :) Homeschool win right here!

Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons: A Fully Illustrated Guide To Siege Weapons And Tactics

 A Medieval Cathedral

Fiction Books

The Canterbury Tales

 My 9th grader only read a small portion. He actually used it for an English writing assignment in which he had to write a response to a piece of literature.

A Daring Sacrifice

Medieval romance written by a Christian author. I read this book and would recommend it for high school girls since it falls into the romance category. ;) The book is written in Robin Hood style with the main character being a girl instead of a boy.

The Healers Apprentice

Medieval fairytale romance set in 1386 and written by a Christian author. Sweet story - I loved it! I'd definitely pass it on to a high school girl. :)


The Dark Ages (The History Channel)

 The kids and I did watch the entire DVD. It may have been better to watch in a previous quarter since the dates covered are before 1000 AD, if I remember correctly. Great for a recap, though! Other Volume 2 Resources in this series:
Hope you enjoy The Mystery of History Volume 2 curriculum as much as we do!


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