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Q: What is the Eclectic Education
The Eclectic Education Series, or EES, is a set of textbooks
which from roughly 1865 to 1915 WAS education in the United States, almost exclusively. Of the Ray's Arithmetic alone over 100 million copies were sold in
that time, and an estimated 122 million of the McGuffey Readers!
The EES covers every
topic. Many of the series are still household names almost a hundred years after they were
first published. The most famous and popular of these series are the McGuffey
Readers and Ray's Arithmetics, but there were many other extraordinary series in the EES such as Pinneo's Grammars, Thalheimer's
Histories and Norton's
Sciences that have been used by
You can see a complete list of the books in the EES with
sample pages by clicking here.
These books provided Americans with a brand
of textbook they could trust, the EES. The authors commissioned to do the various line of textbooks were at
the top of their fields. No expenses were
spared in preparing these incredible textbooks. Original art
was commissioned for them, and they were refined and honed through multiple revisions over decades. As an
added bonus, all of the books were written by Christian authors whose values were part of the backbone of
The result? A hundred million students in one-room schoolhouses got first-rate
educations using the EES- and went on to build and shape America.
People like Theodore Roosevelt, who once made the public statement that he did not propose to become a
"Meddlesome Matty." This allusion was perfectly clear to the millions of people who had used the McGuffey
Readers and remembered this quote.
So why did the United States stop using them? It is a sad story: After
WWII, John Dewey, the head of the Teachers College at Columbia University launched an all-out campaign to
"reform" education. Dewey was a humanist, a socialist, and an atheist. He saw the McGuffey Readers and the
entire EES as threats -they
emphasize Christian values and the Bible.
"For the copious extracts made from the Sacred
Scriptures, he (the author) makes no apology. Indeed, upon a review of the work, he is not
sure but an apology may be due for his not having still more liberally transferred to his
pages the chaste simplicity, the thrilling pathos, the living descriptions, and the
overwhelming sublimity of the sacred writings."
~W. H. McGuffey, 1837 3rd Reader
In contrast to McGuffey, John Dewey believed, in his own words, that public
schools should be the "State established church." Dewey viciously attacked the textbooks of the day as "antiquated"
and he was able to successfully bring about their demise, as well as the demise of quality public
Dollar Homeschool is
dedicated to bringing these classics back, and making them available to those who love the
traditional Christian values that were the foundation of these United States.
We have made the books available on CD so that you can print out and
read the same books that made a country great. With them, you can arm your children with an education of the very
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Here are 10 reasons why you should be using the Eclectic Education Series in your homeschool:
Christian: The EES was created by Christian authors with
educational goals formed by Biblical motives.
Effective: Written by some of the best authors of their day
and proven by more than a century of continued use from when they were first published to the present day, the
EES formed the foundation of education in America during the Industrial Revolution.
Timeless: The fundamentals of an honest, first class education don't change. 2+2 always equal
four, Columbus always discovers America in 1492, Jesus Christ is always our Lord and
creator, and the disciplines taught in Ray’s Arithmetic’s and the rest of the EES still hold true
I am 16 and a happy graduate of the EES curriculum-- I absolutely LOVE it! It is wonderful, a true God-send.
When I went to take the GED and the SAT upon my graduation, my scores were superb and well above average. The
curriculum gave me a firm foundation and helped me to clearly and realistically grasp the concepts of true
education. Nothing was lacking and I give it a full five stars! Thank you very much for all you have done to
bring back the beautiful texts and materials which were so unjustly done away with." -
Simple: All of the EES books are carefully organized,
with thorough explanations, questions for review, and numbered paragraphs for quick and easy reference. For
teachers or homeschooling mothers, several of the original teacher manuals are included, as well as
modern introductory materials for each set of books to help you get started,
with aids for organization and teaching in a modern homeschool
These introductions were written and designed by Sherry
Hayes, mother of 15 and a 23 year homeschool veteran, who is currently using the EES with her own children. She is
also the editor of her own homeschooling blog, Large Family
Flexible: The EES can be
used as printed materials, viewed on the computer, or even uploaded to an e-reader.
Lasting: It’s easy to re-use the books across multiple
children because the books are in digital format--- that means they never wear out.
Expansive: The K-12 program provided by the EES covers a wide
variety of subjects presented by the best authors in their fields, and is sure to spark curiosity, interest
and excitement. Learning is a wonderful thing!
But not Expensive: While the books in the EES have always been
known for providing a superb education, another reason for their popularity was their low cost. We have
maintained that tradition. All 156 books cost only as much as one or two modern textbooks--- just $159, just
one time. There are no hidden fees, and if you buy soon, we are currently offering free shipping for all
No Risk: Our number one goal is to aid you in your
homeschooling efforts by providing one of the best educational curriculums available at a fraction of the cost
of anything else. When you purchase the Eclectic Education Series you are purchasing a license for your whole
family. You can print out as much or as little of the contents of the books as you want; and if you ever lose
or damage any of the DVD’s, just contact us and we will immediately send you a replacement.
No Risk! We think you will love these books and the stellar
education they provide. Even if you were to decide not to use the EES for all your homeschooling needs, the
history and quality of this collection of books make them an invaluable addition to any homeschool library.
However, if for any reason you decide that you are not 100% satisfied upon reviewing the Eclectic Education
Series, we provide a 30 day, no questions asked, all your money back return policy.
The entire Eclectic Education Series, 156 books
including Ray's Arithmetic, Science, History, Grammar, and McGuffey's Readers is now available on
CD for only $159--- $56 dollars less than buying
separately! And your satisfaction is guaranteed. If unhappy just return within 30 day's, and we will
immediately give you a full refund. Right now we are offering FREE priority shipping, even internationally!
Yes! I would like to order the complete Eclectic Education Series on CD for
only $159.00, a savings of $56!
You can purchase using either
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For your peace of mind and to show our confidence in our
product, we offer a 30 day, no questions asked return policy. If upon receiving the EES you decide you aren't
satisfied, just return it within 30 day's and we will immediately send you a full
Interested but not sure yet if the EES is right
Here are 6 easy ways that you can learn more about the
Eclectic Education Series:
Click on the links at the very top of the page to read about the 5
collections included in the entire EES in more detail.
Get Sherry Hayes book on her experience using the EES by clicking
here: Homeschool Sanity
Join the Yahoo or Facebook group. There you can talk to homeschoolers like yourself who are
using the EES.
And finally, you can read our frequently asked questions page
by clicking here: FAQ
Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]! We are always
happy to help serve the homeschool community in any way we can.