Using Uncle Eric Books in Homeschool

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We really love the “Uncle Eric” books and their accompanying study guides. As a matter of fact, just a couple of weeks ago, a big box from Christian Book Distributors showed up on my doorstep, making me feel a little giddy and light-headed, as only homeschool moms can feel when a big box o’ books shows up on our doorsteps.

The box contained most of the Uncle Eric books that we didn’t already own. I’ve got a couple more on my Amazon wish list. Brianna is currently reading Ancient Rome and How It Affects You Today. I’m reading The Thousand Year War for myself.

Today, I’m over at The Homeschool Classroom sharing how we used the Uncle Eric books and Bluestocking guides to homeschool high school. Head on over!


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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Hi Kris,
    I read your blog about using the Uncle Eric Books for World History. I have heard of Uncle Eric before but have never used them. I am a typical textbook kind of teacher. 🙂 I am curious, how did you create a daily schedule/assignments for the books? I have a student that is very type A and needs lesson plans and a daily check off list. But that is my greatest weakness. So, what advice do you have? And would you be willing to share a copy of your daily schedule for this particular study?
    Thanks in advance,
    Tracy Kagay

    1. We took the very simple route – I assigned a chapter a day, along with the corresponding work in the study guide. We weren’t in a big hurry to get through the books so this worked well for us. I may adjust that with my younger two when they get to high school if it looks like we’ll want to move through the books more quickly.

      We also chose a spine book (a non-fiction book about the time period or a certain aspect of the war, such as Pearl Harbor), a biography, and a third book (usually related fiction or literature from the period) for each six weeks, since we school six weeks on/one week off. I just divided the page numbers by the number of days available to read the book (based on a four-day school week to allow flexibility) and that made up each day’s reading assignment.

  2. Does anyone out there have grave doubts about Uncle Eric’s WWII book? It’s good theory; I like that he makes the case for human nature, which is according to the Bible. But, his facts are inaccurate, and his conclusions are based on these erroneous facts. And, of course, a student reading these facts will have a skewed opinion and outlook of WWII.

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