MOH1 Mystery of History I -

MOH1 – Mystery of History I

Here is a chronological list of additional resources for studying MOH1 (4004 B.C. – 33 A.D.).

Check back – we will update these lists as we gather more information.

High School Suggestions: WL = World Literature

E=Elementary; M=Middle Grades (4/5th-8th); H=High School

NR=No Review; *=Enjoyed; info=information given

YearMOH1 TopicFocus
M – NR – Illustrated Book of Myths by Neil Philip
4004BCCreationM/H – NR – Genesis: Finding Our Roots by Ruth Beechik
M/H – NR – The Answers Book by Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis)
2349BCThe FloodM – NR – Noah’s Ark: Thinking Outside the Box by Tim Lovett
DinosaursM/H – NR – The Fossil Book by Gary & Mary Parker
2300BCSumeriansM/H – NR – DK: Mesopotamia
c. 2000BCThe Epic of GilgameshWLH – NR – Gilgamesh by David Ferry
M – *, NR – Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman
(caution: parent should pre-read) (Book 1 of The Gilgamesh Trilogy)
M – *, NR – The Revenge of Ishtar by Ludmila Zeman
M – *, NR – The Last Quest of Gilgamesh by Ludmila Zeman
Early EgyptM/H – NR – DK: Ancient Egypt
M/H – NR – Imagining Egypt by Mark Millmore
M – *, NR – Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
(caution: underlying romance & tension – teens & older)
1491BCMoses & ExodusM – *, NR – Tirzah by Lucille Travis
1353BCAmenhotep IV & NefertitiM – *, NR – The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
(c. 1390-1330BC – Egyptian boy)
1333BCKing Tut / TutankhamenM/H – NR – DK: Mummy
E/M – NR – Who Was King Tut? by Roberta Edwards
E – NR – The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
(Egypt – 6th century BC)
Legend of the Trojan HorseE/M – *, NR – D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri & Edgar D’Aulaire
M – NR – The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
M/H – NR – Heroes, Gods & Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin
M/H – NR – Hittite Warrior by Joanne S. Williamson
(1204-1144BC – Deborah is Judge) (caution: violence & child sacrifice)
895BCElisha (Israel’s Prophet)M – NR – Adara by Beatrice Gormley
(c. 850BC – during time of Elisha, King Ahab & Queen Jezebel)
c.800BCHomerWLH – NR – The Essential Iliad by Homer translated & edited by Stanley Lombardo
WLH – NR – The Odyssey by Homer translated by Robert Fitzgerald
M – NR – The Children’s Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum (Retelling parts of The Illiad & The Odyssey – an easy intro)
M – NR – The Life & Times of Homer by Kathleen Tracy
748BCCity of RomeM – *, NR – Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld
H – *, NR – Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis
(retelling of The Metamorphoses of Apuleius – first Roman novel to survive in its entirety. Also known as The Golden Asse by Apuleius)
710BCHezekiah & SennacheribM – NR – God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah by Joanne Williamson
c. 700 –
The Rise of Athens and SpartaM – NR – Theras and His Town by Caroline Dale Snedeker
600BCAesop’s FablesE/M – any book or website with a selection of Aesop’s Fables
500BCShakespeare: A Midnight Summer’s Dream
(ancient Athens)
Shakespeare: Timons of Athens
(5th Century BC)
c. 484BCHerodotusM – NR – Herodotus and the Road to History by Jeanne Bendick
?EstherH – *, NR – Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther by Ginger Garrett
M/H – NR – Beauty Secrets of the Bible by Ginger Garrett
The Golden Age of AthensE – NR – The Orphan: A Cinderella Story from Greece by Anthony Manna
c. 469 –
SocratesM – NR – The Life & Times of Socrates by Susan Zannos
PericlesShakespeare: Pericles, Prince of Tyre
WLH – NR – Antigone by Sophocles translated by Robert Fagles (441BC)
WLH – NR – Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles translated & edited by Peter Meineck & Paul Woodruff (premiered 429BC)
c. 427 –
Plato & AristotleM – NR – The Life and Times of Plato by Jim Whiting
M – NR – The Life and Times of Aristotle by Jim Whiting
WLH – NR – The Ramayana by Valmiki
(c. 400BC-400AD – Sanskrit epic) (suggest after Aeneid)
336BCAlexander the GreatM – NR – Alexander: The Boy Solider Who Conquered the World by Simon Adams (National Geographic World History Biographies)
287-212BC /285BCArchimedes & the Lighthouse of AlexandriaM – NR – Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
218BCHannibal, Elephants, and the Punic WarsM – NR – Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare by Philip Brooks (Wicked History)
Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors
(ancient city of Ephesus)
49BCJulius CaesarShakespeare: Julius Caesar
M – NR – Julius Caesar: Dictator for Life by Denise Rinaldo (Wicked History)
37BCCleopatraShakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra
H – *, NR – Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter (YA romance)
WLH – NR – The Aeneid of Virgil translated by Allen Mandelbaum
(c. 19BC)
M/H – *, NR – The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
(c. 30AD/Israel – a Jewish teen during the time of Jesus’ ministry)
M/H – NR – Manners & Customs of Bible Times by Ralph Gower