Author: LucyTerri in Tx wrote:I'm thinking about using ECC next year and was wondering if it was necessary to purchase all the books that are recommended. Are there some that are used alot during the year and others that I could probably supplement by using the library. I'd really appreciate your thoughts on this from those who have used this curriculum.
I used ECC 2 years ago and you will use all the books. The only one that is used for a short time is Maps and Globes, but it is so inexpensive and a great little book explaining this topic so well, that I would not try to buy all the books separately. For fifty dollars you are getting all the books that you will need for the year. My kids loved the missionary stories but you may be able to find these at a church library or suggest they buy them. You could also use other books for read alouds from the suggested library books. I did not think that they were a waste though. They are stories of missionaries from the continents and countries you will study in ECC. My kids really enjoyed them too.
I have used CTG and RTR and I have found this to be true of these curriculums also.
Just one word about buying the books used. We always have to watch our money so I have tried to do this. Three things to consider. One, by the time you have spent your time and money to individuals trying to find and pay for them, you will not have saved much money,if any. Secondly, consider that the Hazells are giving you a good deal on the books and the time and prayer that went it to putting the package of books together. Thirdly, the Hazells give a large part of what they make to continue the work of bible translation which they were apart of for 8 years in Russia.
I hope this is helpful. You and your kids will love ECC. It is lots of fun while at the same time academic,gentle and most importantly Biblially focused.