Linda Hobar writes this curriculum from a totally Christian perspective. She talks about God's hand throughout history and helps to make connections between Biblical history and other important people and events of world history. This has probably been my favorite part. I desire for my kids to learn and really know that God has a plan for them and by learning that God has had a plan for all of history I think it helps them to see that it's true for them, too! This has been my favorite part of this curriculum!
We purchased this curriculum in January (as I was unhappy with what we had been doing from up until them) so we completed this in half the recommended time. I am looking forward to next year when we can move through it at a more "normal" pace. Needless to say, we will be using Mystery of History volume II for this upcoming school year. I am looking forward to doing it at the recommended pace. We will be completing more of the activities and definetly doing lots more notebooking. My kids have enjoyed having their notebooking pages to look back at now that we have finished.