Dollar Homeschool
Bringing Back American Education




EES Grammar




History and Science
    Part of the Eclectic Education Series

Eclectic Education Series
(All of the books from the Eclectic Education Series are available at

The Eclectic Education Series (EES) is a set of textbooks which from roughly 1865 to 1915 WAS education in the United States, almost exclusively. They were the standard textbooks in many states and were chosen independently by over 10,000 school boards as their standard textbooks.

 The EES covered every topic. Some of the series are still household names almost a hundred years after they ceased being used. These include McGuffey's Readers and Ray's Arithmetics. There were many other extraordinary series in the EES such as Pinneo's Grammars,Thalheimer's Histories and Norton's Sciences that were used by countless students.

The books provided schools with a brand 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, they were typeset with extraordinary care. They were refined and honed through multiple revisions over decades. And they all taught using the same basic principles. As an added bonus, they were often keyed off the cornerstone of the series, the McGuffey Readers, so that a book might say "Use with the 3rd Reader" to give some indication of its intended proficiency level.

School Yard

 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 used the McGuffey Readers at any time after 1853.

 So why did the United States stop using them? It is a sad story: After WWI, 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 patriotism, traditional values, and the Bible. 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 education.

 Dollar Homeschool is dedicated to bringing these classics back, and making them available to those who love the traditional values that made America. We have made the books available on cd so that you can print out the same books that made a country great. Nothing has been changed - not even the typesetting. And with them, you can arm your children with an education of the very highest quality.

Interested? For a limited time you can now buy the entire Eclectic Education Series for $159- saving $56 dollars over the cost of buying them seperately, and an extraordinary deal compared with any other educational program. With our 30 day money-back guarantee, you can feel confident in your purchase. If you would like to learn more, please look around our website, you can click on the tabs at the top of the website to learn more about the specific books and series.


The entire Eclectic Education Series, 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. 

  Yes! I would like to order the complete Eclectic Education Series on CD for only $159.00, a savings of $56! 
Questions? Contact us by e-mail at  




"Thank you again for my order.... This is a treasure and I'm glad you are keeping it alive and sharing it."

“By the time a student finishes the Practical Arithmetic book, he/she would be ready to get a job and understand basic financial concepts (not that I expect my 12 year old to go to work, but they could help with the family business and family finances with ease)”
~ Mandi Aumann


Thanks for your help and support.  My children love to do Ray's Arithmetic.  I believe it makes math fun!  Of course, I love math so I am biased.



“Because of your work on the Ray’s CDs, we were able to make our decision to use Ray’s as our math curriculum. Thank you for your time that you have already put into these wonderful, rich programs. We also are using the Robinson Curriculum and are enjoying that as well. “
In Christ,
~Josh and Heather

“Excellent product! Your customer service is also Excellent! Thank You. “

"As a former math teacher at a classical and Christian school, where we used another popular modern math curriculum, we have chosen to use Ray's for the homeschooling of our four children.  Our use during the last four years has proven that Ray's Arithmetic does what a good math program should do; build mastery of mathematical skills and help students to think mathematically (not just memorizing rules or recipes for solving problems).  It does this through focused incremental practice of skills and a variety of practical word problems.  I give it my highest recommendation."

Robert (& Elisabeth) Terry

I bought Sherry Hayes ebook recently and just loved all the practical advice on how to use these materials.  It has given me the confidence to use the entire curriculum.  What a wonderful resource!


"We love the Ray's Arithmetic series  because it provides such a great value!  With heavy use of word problems and "real world" math, and progressing logically from concrete to abstract, this series coversK-8th grades for less than what most programs cost for a single grade."
~Rachel Ramey, homeschooling mother of 3, and more to come!  
"Over the last 23 years of actual homeschooling experience I have tried just about every curriculum and method available, from textbooks to unit studies to Charlotte Mason to the unschooling methodology…. Today, not only the McGuffey Readers Series, but just about every primary subject in our homeschooling is based on or benefited by these dear old volumes and the time-honored practices they promote."
 ~ Sherry Hayes, homeschool mother of 15 children.
Click Here
to read articles on
home schooling
from the new
Dollar Homeschool Blog