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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Mystery of History – Quarter I Party

June 1st, 2017 by Aubri

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A couple weeks ago we finished up the Quarter I of The Mystery of History. I thought it would be fun to have a Quarter I Feast to display some of the crafts and show off what the kids have learned over the past months. It was fun to have my mom here so she could benefit from all that learning these kids did.

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Lily made place markers for the table. Names were changed and written in Cuneiform.

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We spread the table with regionally appropriate or symbolic foods from each of the civilizations we studied in QI.

Roasted “Passover Lamb” and Unleavened Bread for Israel.

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And yes. That is a Chocolate Rice Crispy Tower of Babel, Ziggurat style.

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Macaroni and Cheese for Ruth, it kind of looks like wheat right? And chop sticks made an appearance for the Shang Dynasty. I know, probably not that historically accurate.

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I let the kids choose which civilization they wanted to dress up for. Lily was Minoan.

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Clara from Egypt.

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And Gerhardt was a bull. Ok, a Minoan Bull Jumper’s bull.

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We had the Ark of the Covenant there too.

For the evening’s entertainment Clara played a lovely tune on a cracker box with rubber bands to showcase Jubal from Genesis 4, the Father of all who play string and wind instruments.

And Lily read an excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh.

This was such a fun way to remember and reinforce what the kids learned this Quarter. A history nerd’s dream come true!

8 Responses to “Mystery of History – Quarter I Party”

  1. Carrie H says:

    Which Mystery of History books do you have?

  2. Rebekah says:

    Aubri, this is incredible! We were planning to start with Mystery of History this fall. I’m totally stealing these ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  3. grandmere says:

    Wonderful evening!

  4. Aubri says:

    I’m just using Volume I 2nd Edition right now. I got it off Amazon a couple years ago. Here are some links: and you can find them on

    Ha! Great Rebekah! I think you all will really like this book.

    Glad you were there Grandmere!

  5. Carrie H says:

    Thanks for the links! Do you use the audio CD, supplement CD or companion guide? I’m looking into history- Story of the Workd or Mystery of History, I haven’t made up my mind yet.

  6. Aubri says:

    I don’t have the audio CD. I think I read someone somewhere say they weren’t a fan of it? Can’t remember why though. MOH is great. It’s a complete curriculum in one book. Directions to get going, how to use all the sections, an answer guide to the Reviews, Quizes and Maps, supplemental reading ideas and suggested Activities to go with each Lesson. Also it’s written in a way you can just read the lesson to the kids, not like a lecture. I love it. It doesn’t include coloring sheets or timeline pictures if you want to do those. They are available for an additional cost though. But I have found free downloadable images for timeline and find my own coloring sheets, no big deal.

    I did like SOTW too. It’s very readable too and does include some “primary source” tales like some of the myths. What was hard about it was that I had to come up with all the extra stuff on my own, it’s just a book. I think it would be wonderful for an older child to read on their own.

    Maybe I’ll write up a post with some more details and pictures from the books to help you think about it. Either way you go I think they’re both great resources.

  7. Carrie H says:

    The last thing I want to do is give you another project to do ;) I do appreciate what you have to say.

  8. Kristi says:

    Great job of celebrating history!!