A glimpse at how The Mystery of History high school years worked at my house and questions to ask yourself as you plan your high school history credits.
The Mystery of History High School Years
*Please note that different states have different requirements for establishing high school credits. Please check with your state requirements when planning. If your student is college bound then check requirements from colleges they are interested in attending.
The Mystery of History is a world history curriculum. Some states require 2 or 3 credits of world history, and 1 or 2 credits of American history. The big question becomes how do you take a 4 volume series add in the need for an American history credit and create a high school transcript. Combine that with the vastly different ways to document history credits and that leaves homeschool moms wondering the best way to construct their students’ transcripts.
I have another post on how I keep track of assignments for The Mystery of History High School.
Linda Hobar has a scope and sequence PDF for possibilities of order of high school credits.
I firmly believe that high school transcripts should reflect the strengths and interests of the students. I don’t think there is a one size fits all to planning high school history credits. You will notice that I also do not believe that every student needs an AP level course load for every subject.
For this blog post I have 4 students, who might happen to reflect my 4 children. I will describe their interests and goals and how they completed or will complete their history credits. I should also note that each child by the time they entered highschool was on their second rotation with MOH.
The Mystery of History High School Years: Student A
- Student A is a science guy. He likes history but his goal is to graduate college and become a meteorologist. Since his course load requires classes like pre-calculus and physics, his time is limited for other classes.
- Freshman Year-The Mystery of History vol 1 was completed in 8th grade and The Mystery of History vol 2 in 9th grade…combined together for 1 World History credit.
- Sophomore Year-The Mystery of History vol 3 for 1 World History credit
- Junior Year-All American History vol 1 and vol 2 for 1 American history credit. This was a survey of American history, he spent 1 semester on each volume.
- Senior Year-no history
- Yes some families do MOH vol 1 and vol 2 in one year spending a semester on each volume. This works since the lessons are shorter. The Mystery of History vol 4 was not published while he was in high school but could be completed in the Senior year. In our state the requirements are 2 World History and 1 American history credit. Since his senior year was heavy in science he did not take another history credit.