Covering people and events from 1455 to 1707, Volume III contains 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.
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.
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.
This 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. This book is scheduled within Resurrection to Reformation for the student to read independently 4 days in each unit, rather than 3 days in each unit (as shown in the Table of Contents linked below). This quicker pacing allows 14 weeks at the beginning of the year for students to study the time period from the Resurrection through the Middle Ages, prior to moving into Mystery of History Vol. III. This text will be read in its entirety over 21 weeks.