McGuffey Readers, Longs Language, Pinneo's Grammar, Ray's Arthimetic, Thalheimer's Histories. These titles were among the core curriculum of American schools in the 1800's to early 1900's, and families who long for a solid, back to basics education based on American values should consider Dollar Homeschool.
The mission of Dollar Homeschool is "To supply homeschoolers with the best educational books available, as inexpensiviely as possible." They've taken these classic, proven textbooks and made them affordable by scanning them into to .PDF documents. Instead of purchasing shelves of books, you can purchase one CD containing everything you'll need to teach your children from grades 1 through 12. Look here for a complete list of the books provided in the EES.
As with all products, there are pros and cons. Some of the cons are that the books are scanned as black and white even though some of the lessons (mostly for the younger grades) involve identifying colors. Obviously, you can print these pages and color them in yourself or have your child color them. Some of the illustrations scanned rather dark and are difficult to discern, and the italics in some of the lessons can be difficult to read.
On the plus side, you can choose to read these books on your computer or just print the pages you need. I particularly enjoyed the simplicity of the lessons. They aren't boring, fill in the blank workbooks but read much like stories. And of course we can't overlook that fact that purchasing these books individually- if you could find them all and in good condition - would be much more expensive than $159.
If your homeschool budget is limited but you want to homeschool your children with tried and true material, you should take a look at the Eclectic Education Series.
The Eclectic Education Series is available on CD for only $159--- $56 dollars less than buying separately.
And your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you're unhappy with your purchase, just return it within 30 day's, and you will receive a full refund. For a limited time they are offering FREE priority shipping.
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