Each state requires different criteria for establishing high school credits. Please note this is not an exact guideline but a glimpse into how I used Mystery of History volume 1 for a high school credit.
Linda Hobar goes into great detail on ways to break down the time needed for using Mystery of History for high school credit.
The following list includes the criteria of assignments. The goal is to spend 4 to 5 hours a week on (affiliate link) Mystery of History high school credit.
Mystery of History High School: My Overall Requirements
- Reading lessons and completing notebook pages
- Listening to audio and having oral discussion
- Reviewing Challenge Cards
- One activity each week
- Quizzes and Review Activities
- Movies and Books
- Field Trips
Mystery of History High School: My Grade Record
- Monday = Pretest
- Tuesday = Notebook Pages
- Wednesday = Activities
- Thursday = Quizzes
- Friday = Movies or Books
Instead of re-creating a new grade record, I color coded the grade record in the Mystery of History book. I made a reference in the top right hand corner of the key. I like keeping things mathematically easy so most items are graded out of 10 points.
- I decided to give 1/1 for pretest. Really this is a way to check that the pretest was completed.
- Completing a notebook page neatly and with an adequate amount of information scores a 10/10.
- Researching and completing the weekly activities scores a 10/10
- Quizzes and Review Activities are based on the number of questions and varies each week.
- Each week we change up watching a movie or reading a book. I have my daughter mark an “M” for movie and “B” for book for a quick visual way to keep track of each.
- Each quarter we try to attend one field trip.
Then I add the columns and divide and determine a grade.
Currently my daughter is also completing studies in Greek Mythology. Depending on how much she has accomplished by the end of the year I will either award her an honors credit for ancient history or 2 credits for history.
If you are wondering about maps, my daughter has already completed a high school credit in geography therefore we are only reviewing the locations.
Timelines are my nemesis. I believe this coming week I am going to arrange a family activity to complete a timeline for quarter 1. But I might need some extra encouragement.