Sunday, February 14, 2010

Homeschool Crew: Dollar Homeschool

Dollar Homeschool...hmmm...not sure what to say about this product.  As part of the Crew, we were given FREE downloads for the entire Eclectic Education Series.  This download included Ray's Arithmetic, History, Science, McGuffey's Readers, The Grammar Series and Teacher's books.  If you have read my blog, especially any of my recent reviews, you know I am not a big fan of eBooks.  I know that you can save a few bucks ordering things that way, but in the long run, I would rather spend the money upfront and just purchase the items...I feel that they do not get as lost by doing that.

Now, for Dollar Homeschool, I like the idea, the concept of having all of these books together in a package deal.  I think that *IF* we were going this route with our homeschooling, this would be the way to go.  This was taken directly from their site, and while I like the concept of earlier times schooling, it just doesn't work here

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.

We did, and will continue to pull from these books as a fill in for our current curriculum, but we will not be using it exclusively.  I do think that if the above statement is how you feel about schooling, then this is the site for you! I think it is a great supplement to our current days and it will be put to use.

One downside we noticed, some of the pictures included in the books were poor quality.  Normally, that wouldn't be a big deal, but when the problem says how many birds are flying? and you can't tell what is birds and what is tree leaves, that causes a problem for me.

**Disclaimer: We were given these downloads from Dollar Homeschool strictly for the purpose of this review.  Please visit the Crew link above for more reviews and opinions of this product.

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