Why Eclectic Foundations?
1. Biblical worldview. As a Christian, it is important that our children are taught Biblically. The educators of the 1800’s and early 1900’s also believed this. During this hay-day of education, educators unapologetically taught Biblical truth and American patriotism. Scripture verses and Biblical lessons are scattered throughout this program.
"The Christian religion, is the religion of our country. From it are derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions." William Holmes McGuffey
2. Easy to teach. 144 lessons are intended to cover 36 4-day weeks. The answers to workbook sheets are located directly on the Teacher’s Guide lesson pages. You do not need to thumb through the back of the book or locate a different book for answers. One student workbook and teacher’s guide includes all needed lessons for Phonics, Grammar, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Handwriting, Composition, and Poetry. Another curriculum would most likely require many books.
3. Simple yet effective.