The Mystery of History High School Credit

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Mystery of History High School

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

  • Pretest
  • 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

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.


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  1. Sara says:

    Hello, this is my first time on your blog and I’m fairly overwhelmed!! You sure seem to know what you’re doing! I am brand new to homeschooling. I am taking my 11 yr.old ADD son out of school at Christmas (private, Christian school) and will start with homeschooling him in january. He is wasting his day at school and needs much more one-on-one, and it’s going to be with me! Once I have him and myself (!!) organized, I really hope to start homeschooling my other 3 kids in Sept. They don’t have the same issues as he does, but I don’t want to split myself between homeschool and regular school. Do you have any advice for me, seeing you are a seasoned homeschooling Mom, and have also done high-school? My boys are 11 and 12,(this one will start highschool in Sept) and my girls are 7 and 9. Thanks for any help!

  2. Stacey says:

    The best advice I can give is…take it slow and allow time to learn how he learns and how you teach. Once you learn that then you can focus on curriculum. For example if he is an audio learner spend your money on audio resources, not highly visual books. It’s going to be overwhelming in the beginning, and that is normal. There can be so many choices in the homeschool arena. Do you have someone local to connect with? Remember the kids need time to readjust to being home, just as much as you need to adjust to being the teacher.

  3. Jeray Tirre says:

    Where did you find your grade record for MoH? I do not have anything like that in my books. Also, I know you can’t decide for me but I am homeschooling privately now ( not under a public school ) and so I want to bring in MoH for history. It is the second semester and trying to decide if I should pick up where she left off and find that in the book or start from the beginning. She has never used MoH before. Any suggestions?

  4. Stacey Lane says:

    Look on page liv…right before the page of 1.
    Since we talked already…let me know if I can help again.


  5. jen whitley says:

    thank you so much for this post! i was looking for help with MOH for a ninth grader. question, what do you use for notebook page? is it something I buy? Thanks!!

  6. Stacey Lane says:

    Yes notebook pages are a separate purchase.

    Here is a link:

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