Restoring American Education
The Eclectic Education Series encompasses some of the
finest textbooks ever produced in America, and includes over 150 books covering a wide range of subjects.
Designed for use in the classical one room schoolhouse, with an emphasis on independent self-teaching, these
books are tailor made for today’s homeschooling family.
There are many different authors whose works are included in the Eclectic
Education Series (EES). Each of these authors was widely known and recognized for their teaching
ability; especially William Holmes McGuffey, who was called the "Schoolmaster of the Nation" by President
The books in the EES have often been praised for the high educational
standard which they set, and for the impressive results they produced in their students.
However a more important reason for the success of the books and the students that used them
was the strong Christian character of the authors, which is conveyed through the books.
"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
Throughout the many different books in the EES the Bible is consistently used
as a reference point, whether as reading material for memorization, as copy for copybook writing, as an example
for correct grammar, as a dependable historical account, or simply the philosophical foundation for math,
science, and life.
Dollar Homeschool is dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian heritage. To
that end, we have republished the entire EES in digital format. It's an entire K-12 education, available to any
family that wishes to give their children a truly excellent education.
Q: Are the books too old?
A: Despite the accepted practice of
publishing new textbooks on every subject each year, the truth is that the fundamentals of a truly good
education don’t evolve. 2+2 always equals four, and Columbus always discovers America in 1492. The difference
arises from the world view by which facts are interpreted. And this is the value of the EES. For the authors of
the EES, truth was not a relative concept. Instead, all of life was interpreted in terms of Christ and his law
All of the books in the EES have been carefully organized for use by the homeschooling family. For the
student, the EES provides thorough explanations, questions for review, and numbered paragraphs for quick and
easy reference. For the homeschooling mother or parent, 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 the modern homeschool
These modern introductions to the EES also provide an in-depth introduction
to homeschooling in general. They were written and designed by Sherry Hayes, a mother of 15 children 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 Mothering.
Q: What exactly are all the books in the
A: There are a total of over 150 books
provided in the EES. We have organized these into five collections, beginning with:
McGuffey’s Readers: The most famous books from the Eclectic
Education Series, at least 122 million copies of McGuffey’s Readers have been sold since
their first publication--- an incredible number. And when you consider that many of these books were
used by up to 5 or 6 students, the impact of this series is staggering. Their content is a collection of some
of the very best writing in the English language, carefully organized by difficulty. They give children
examples of many Christian values, such as hard work, perseverance, thoughtfulness, thrift, and respect, to
name just a few. Even as adults, many of the students who used McGuffey’s Readers remembered the lessons
learned as children with fondness. One of these was Henry
Ford, who often quoted from the McGuffey Readers, from which he and his wife were both educated.
If you have heard of the McGuffey’s before, you are probably familiar with the 6 main books in the McGuffey series.
What you may not have known is that there were also 4 Alternate Readers, a Spelling book, two Speakers, two books
on Familiar Animals and Living Creatures, and more. There are 18 books in the main McGuffey Series, as well as
several other books which we have included in this collection.
Arithmetic’s: Another astronomically popular series with over a 100 million copies sold, Joseph Ray’s
unique series of math books makes good use of word problems incorporating many real-life situations. Has your
child ever wondered whether the math they were studying was actually important or useful to them? With these
books math is far from being an abstract and relatively useless exercise, and that question is easily
answered. Students who use the Ray’s series are prepared to use math in their daily lives, whether it be
finding the correct measurements for chemistry or food preparation, keeping track of finances, or calculating
the rate of inflation.
Joseph Ray doesn’t just teach how to solve math problems, he teaches the student how to
use math in their daily life.
many more: But besides these two especially famous series, there are many other amazing books in the
Eclectic Education Series.
In the History collection
are the 6 Thalheimer’s Histories, which provide a history of the world from a Biblically centered perspective.
Three historical books written by James Baldwin for younger children are also included, and besides these
there are a variety of books for all age ranges covering subjects such as the Constitution, Naval History,
Music, and more.
In the Grammar collection
there are Longs Language Series, which provides a natural introduction to writing and correct grammar for
young children, followed by Pinneo’s and Harvey’s Grammars for when the children are a little older. Also
included are several books on foreign languages: Latin, French, and German.
And finally in the Science collection,
for younger children there are books on Nature Study and Health, and for older children the important Norton’s
Science books, providing lessons on Physics and Chemistry. Many other interesting books are also included,
covering subjects such as Agriculture, Business, Civics, Logic, and Economics.
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There are over 150 books in the EES, you can view a complete
list of the books and view sample pages by clicking here: EES Book List
Q: This all sounds great, but how much will it cost?
A: The Eclectic Education Series is a
complete K-12 curriculum with over 150 books written by the some of the best authors of their time. If you
had a billion dollars to create the perfect homeschool curriculum, you would still find it impossible to find
books with a better educational record than those in the Eclectic Education Series! These books have proven
their effectiveness time and time again. But while the books in the EES have always
been known for providing a superb education, another reason for their popularity has been their low
cost. We have maintained that tradition, by providing all of these books in digital format, on
CD. Besides its low cost, this format has many other advantages such as being:
Flexible: The EES can be used as printed materials, viewed
on the computer, or even uploaded to an e-reader.
Lasting: It is easy to re-use the books across multiple
children because the books are in digital format--- that means they never wear out.
There are 5 CD’s in the complete
Eclectic Education Series set. The Ray’s
Arithmetic collection costs $59, while the McGuffey, Science, Grammar, and History collections cost $39 each. That
means the cost for the entire Eclectic Education Series is only $215. And don’t forget the wonderful and freely
included homeschool materials written by Sherry Hayes!
But while $215 dollars is already a
fantastic price for over 150 school books (you could easily spend that much just buying two or three modern
textbooks), we have taken it a step farther- when you buy the entire set together, we are
currently offering the entire series for a reduced price, just $159 for the
whole set. That more than 25% off!
And that’s still not all. If you order
now, we are currently offering FREE priority shipping on all orders, everywhere. Even
international orders are included in this special offer.
You can take advantage of this great deal and purchase the entire EES
right now by clicking the buy now button below, or if you like, you can scroll down a little
further to the bottom of this page for 6 easy ways you can learn more about this amazing
series of textbooks, the Eclectic Education Series.
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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 refund.
Interested but not sure yet if the EES
is right for you?
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.