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Mrs. Linda Lacour Hobar:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Lacour Hobar, Linda

7849 Elm Leaf Dr.
Germantown, Tennessee (TN)  38138
United States of America (US)
Featured PresentationsFirst Annual Heart of the Matter Online Homeschool Virtual Conference (2008)
Valley Home Educators Annual Convention (2008)
2013 Southeast Homeschool Convention (2013, SC)
2012 SHEM Home Education Convention (2012, MO)
1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
Workshop PresentationsThe 19th Annual Oregon Christian Home Education Conference (2013, OR)
2013 Illinois Christian Home Educator's Annual State Convention (ICHE) (2013, IL)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Managing Meltdowns - Hope for Those Who Lose It!
We all lose it once in a while. We call it a meltdown. But there are some who melt down far more easily than others! Listen to Linda Hobar, a veteran homeschooler and author of The Mystery of History, share real life accounts of meltdowns and ways she learned to handle them. According to Linda, meltdowns have a lot to do with the intimate environment that is so unique to the homeschool family. You will laugh, be encouraged, and leave hopeful.

To Grade or Not to Grade
Grades have the power to motivate some yet destroy others. Listen to veteran homeschooler Linda Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, share theories of grade keeping as well as tips on keeping it simple. Thought provoking and practical.

The Mystery of History, an Author's Introduction
Interested in teaching world history? Meet Linda Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, as she shares five heartfelt distinctives of her award-winning Currriculum. Voted into Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks, this classical, chronological, complete course is written from a Christian world view by a homeschooling mother and missionary. Learn straight from Linda the heart of the Mystery and all that it encompasses in integrating Biblical history and world history together  like you've never seen them before.

The Mystery of History, Vol. I:  A Crash Course from Creation to Christ
Want to catch up on 6,000 years of ancient world history? Listen to author Linda Hobar as she takes you from Creation to the birth of Christ in about one hour  integrating Biblical and secular history into one amazing time-line. Like pieces of a mosaic, learn of the major events in history that together portray the beautiful story of God revealing Himself to mankind.

The Mystery of History, Vol. II:  Making Sense of the Middle Ages
From Pentecost to the printing press, listen to author Linda Hobar make sense of the Middle Ages. Through kings and queens, samurai and inventors, poets and commoners, a great epic is revealed of God beckoning us to know Him. Some men bow down to Him. Some men don't. But Gods purpose remains the same.

The Mystery of History, Vol. II:  From Paul to the Fall
From the road to Damascus to the fall of the Roman Empire, God has been at work to make Himself known. Follow author Linda Hobar through the first 5 centuries of history since the resurrection of Jesus Christ. From martyrs and missionaries, to Masada and the Edict of Milan, its a trip you wont forget.

The Mystery of History, Vol. III – A Glimpse at the Renaissance and the Reformation
Need a refresher course on the Renaissance and Reformation? Listen to Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, as she provides a sketch of the extraordinary artists who made the Renaissance famous - and summarizes the Reformers who changed the face of Christendom. No previous experience in art history or church history is needed to enjoy this presentation! This session will equip educators and parents alike with true tales of this rich and provocative time period.

The Mystery of History, Vol. III – Famous Artists of the Renaissance
Need a refresher course on art history? Listen to Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, as she provides a brief historical background to the Renaissance and surveys the extraordinary artists who made it famous. Through stories and slides, Linda will bring you up to speed on Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt and more. No previous experience in art history is needed to enjoy this presentation designed for teachers and students alike.

The Mystery of History, Vol. IV – “Good Seed – Bad Seed!”
As a sneak peek into the final volume of The Mystery of History (not yet released), listen to author Linda Lacour Hobar shed light on The Great Awakening, The Enlightenment, The French Revolution, and The Ideas of Karl Marx. These stories will reveal and examine those who have planted “good seed” and those who have planted “bad seed” to shape our world today.

The Mystery of History, Vol. IV – “Bad Boys of the 20th Century!”
If you want a sneak peek at the final volume of The Mystery of History (not yet released), then this workshop is for you. Listen to author, Linda Lacour Hobar, tell the chilling tales of a few bad boys in history: Vladimer Lenin, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler. No previous history experience required!

The Messy and Marvelous: Tales of the Early Church to the Middle Ages
From Pentecost to the printing press, listen to Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, pull together a few of the messy and the marvelous tales from the Early Church and the Middle Ages. Through Paul, Constantine, and Marco Polo, as well as Mohammed, William the Conqueror, and John Wycliffe, learn of the triumph and the tragedies of medieval times and how they relate to our world today. This session is designed to equip and inspire teachers, parents, and students of this time period. 

The Dateless Lesson Planner:  A Workshop on Preventing Anarchy
After years of frustration, veteran homeschooler Linda Hobar (author of The Mystery of History) found practical ways to liberate her lesson plans and prevent anarchy in her home. Literally. The secret lies in her Dateless Lesson Planner  a tool you will want to consider using in your own homeschool to keep students and teacher in better harmony.

Mary and Martha Decide to Homeschool: A Workshop for Marys Only!
Pretend that Mary and Martha decide to homeschool. Following their character, Martha would probably have all her plans in place (and be frustrated), and Mary would probably be at the feet of Jesus (and way behind schedule.) Everyone has a little of Mary and Martha in them, but this workshop is designed to encourage Mary’s – who love the Lord and their children, but need help and structure to successfully homeschool. The presenter of this workshop is a self-proclaimed Mary who managed to homeschool for 17 years, and still likes to talk about it.

Linda's Achievements
  • Homeschooling mother for over 13 years
  • Co-owner: The Mystery of History, Inc.
  • Former missionary
  • 17 years of ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Author: The Mystery of History Volume I: Creation to the Resurrection
  • Author: The Mystery of History Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
  • Author: The Mystery of History Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations
  • Author: Mystery of History Vol. III, Companion Guide
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University
Lacour Hobar's Bio

Linda Hobar is a mother, motivator, mentor and former missionary. With 17 years of homeschooling three children, 17 years of ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, and a sense of God's calling on her life, Linda brings enthusiasm, warmth, and inspiration to the subject of world history.

She feels the Lord gave her first the title and the vision of the series, The Mystery of History, and then the drive and passion to write it. The title reveals her heart, which is that the "mystery" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ would be made known, better understood, and more deeply appreciated through the knowledge of God's hand in world history. Teachers, parents, and students have an "Ah hah!" experience when they see the big picture of God revealing Himself to mankind through chronological events in history. Through hands-on activities, Memory Cards, timelines, mapping exercises, audio books, and much more, students learn to grasp, retain, and retell the fabulous stories of the ages. In it's ninth year of circulation, The Mystery of History has been chosen by Cathy Duffy as one of the "100 Top Picks"; it has tied for first place for Mary Pride's "Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards"; and received "the Excellence Award" from The Old Schoolhouse.

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 with her family in Memphis, TN where she continues to research, write, and further her education. From Memphis, Linda and her husband Ron manage The Mystery of History, Inc, to oversee the shipment of books all over the world as well as self-publish The Mystery of History Audio Book series. Ron concurrently ministers to youth through "Intersect Sports" utilizing competition, instruction, and Christian discipleship to build the "total athlete." Be it through sports or world history, Ron and Linda strive to pour biblical truths into families that are seeking to live for the Kingdom.

Date Created11/7/2008
Date Modified5/26/2015 6:07:37 AM
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Linda Lacour Hobar and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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