Linda Lacour Hobar
The Mystery of HistoryRogers, ARNashville, TNAtlanta, GA
Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a genuine "people-person", and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a deep love for world history where famous and infamous men and women have left their mark on time through the sovereignty of God. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History series for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come that they might know "the mystery of God . . . in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Col 2:3)
In its 13th year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages. While fact-filled and historically accurate, Linda's writing style remains warm, personable, and thought provoking. The "Chronological, Christian, Complete" program is user-friendly and includes activities for multiple ages, timeline work, mapping exercises, quizzes, literature recommendations, audio books, and much more to fully engage students of all learning styles. The Mystery of History series has been awarded "Best Homeschool History Resource", Cathy Duffy's "100 Top Picks", Mary Pride'™s "Practical Homeschooling Reader Award", and The Old Schoolhouse "Excellence Award."
A native-born Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. She presently resides in Tennessee where she continues to study, teach, write, and obsess over matters big and small.
Workshops from Linda Lacour Hobar ( may vary by event location )
"Crash Course in American History": Part I
Parents, has it been awhile since you studied American history? Do you need a refresher course to teach this subject with confidence? If so, join Linda Lacour Hobar, the author of The Mystery of History, for an insightful and inspiring :?Crash Course in American History.:? Offered in two sessions this weekend, Part I will cover Columbus, Pocahontas, the American Revolution, Sojourner Truth, and more - taking you up to the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863. (If you can only attend Part I, come anyway! Both sessions will be recorded and available for purchase.) Students of all ages are welcome!
"Crash Course in American History": Part II
Parents, has it been awhile since you studied American history? Do you need a refresher course to teach this subject with confidence? If so, join Linda Lacour Hobar, the author of The Mystery of History, for an insightful and inspiring "Crash Course in American History."? Offered in two sessions this weekend, Part II will complete the Civil War and cover Chief Joseph, Pearl Harbor, Bay of Pigs, Dr. King, Watergate, and more - taking you up to today's War on Terror. (If you missed Part I, come anyway! Both sessions will be recorded and available for purchase.) Students of all ages are welcome!
"To Grade or Not to Grade": A Practical Workshop on Grades in Homeschool
Shaped by our personality types, grades have the power to motivate some and the propensity to destroy others! So, how do you decide when to grade or not to grade? Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History and veteran homeschool mom, for varying theories on grade keeping, tips for grading numerous subjects, and practical ideas for managing the grades you choose to keep. With Linda's real life? examples from the work of her own children, this session is designed to encourage both new and experienced homeschool teachers. Students are welcome to join.
Modern History That Shook the World!
Want to better understand the headlines? Planning to teach modern history? Then you need “Modern History That Shook the World!” Join Linda Lacour Hobar, author of the award-winning series, The Mystery of History, as she recounts world-shaking events from the 20th century to present day from a biblical worldview. With vivid snapshots of the Cold War, the Formation of Israel, the War in Korea, the Collapse of the Soviet Union, and more, students and teachers will not only see the past more clearly, but be better prepared for the future!