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Uncle Eric books

Each book in this series is written as a series of letters from Uncle Eric to Chris, who could be either his niece or nephew. Each letter is reasonably brief, so students will not be overwhelmed with too much information at once. Because of this approach, he is able to write about heavy concepts in easily-digestible chunks, appropriate for all teens.

What is a model? Richard Maybury defines a model this way:

"Models are how we think, they are how we understand how the world works. As we go through life we build these very complex pictures in our mind of how the world works, and we're constantly referring back to them—matching incoming data against our models. That's how we make sense of things. One of the most important uses for models is in sorting incoming information to decide if it's important or not."

Without models, students learn facts with no real understanding of how to apply them, or way to sort out which facts are important. As a result, the student thinks of facts as drudgery to learn, and easy to forget. Without the real lessons being learned, the student becomes vulnerable.

In these books, Maybury gives a clear overall model of how human civilization works, focusing on economics and government. He writes from a philosophical basis that is consistent in many ways with the principles of America's founders: limited government, free markets, and higher law principles. But he does not write from a Biblical perspective, so you'll want to add that dimension yourself.

While it is not necessary to read all of the "Uncle Eric" books, it is helpful to read the entire series since the ideas presented in each book are so interconnected. There is even a suggested sequence:

You can buy all eleven of these at a discount in our "Uncle Eric" Bundle. Also, almost all of them have study guides for more in-depth study of a topic.

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Ancient Rome
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$10.95
Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$11.01
Bluestocking Guide - Ancient Rome
by Jane Williams
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$9.95 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Bluestocking Guide - Applying the Clipper Ship Strategy
by Kathryn Daniels
from Bluestocking Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$15.95
Bluestocking Guide - Building a Personal Model for Success
by Jane Williams
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$10.95 $7.50 (2 in stock)
Bluestocking Guide - Justice
by Kathryn Daniels
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$15.95 $11.00 (3 in stock)
Bluestocking Guide - Political Philosophies
by Jane Williams
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$12.95
Bluestocking Guide - Solving the Money Mystery
by Kathryn Daniels
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$8.95
Bluestocking Guide - World War I
by Jane Williams
from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$15.95 $11.00 (1 in stock)
Bluestocking Guide - World War II
by Jane Williams
from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$13.56 $9.35 (2 in stock)
Bluestocking Guide to Economics
by Jane Williams
5th edition from Bluestocking Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$14.41
Capitalism for Kids
by Karl Hess
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 10th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$14.95
Clipper Ship Strategy
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 11th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$17.95
Common Sense Business for Kids
by Kathryn Daniels & Anthony Maybury
from Bluestocking Press
for 6th-10th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$8.95
Economics: A Free Market Reader
by Jane Williams & Kathryn Daniels, editors
from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$12.95
Evaluating Books
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$10.95
Evaluating Books
by Richard Maybury
from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ACL-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Money Mystery
by Richard Maybury
3rd edition from Bluestocking Press
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$9.31
Thousand Year War in the Mideast
by Richard Maybury
1st edition from Bluestocking Press
for 10th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$17.95
Uncle Eric Bundle
by Richard Maybury
from Bluestocking Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$142.36
Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career & Financial Security
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$14.95
Whatever Happened to Justice?
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-Adult
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$15.26
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?
by Richard Maybury
7th edition from Bluestocking Press
for 7th-10th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$12.71
World War I
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
Historical Non-Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$17.95
World War II
by Richard Maybury
2nd edition from Bluestocking Press
for 9th-12th grade
in Uncle Eric books (Location: B12-05E)
$16.96