Royal Fireworks Press News & Blog
Royal Fireworks is offering a number of enriching courses for gifted children. Our courses in Eastern and Western philosophy offer exciting discussion opportunities for children who want to explore the deepest questions. The nature of humankind, the governance of society, free will and determinism, and the existence of God are the substance of the Western […]
We are pleased to offer a number of new courses taught by distinguished experts this fall in our online school. Allen Gross will be teaching a variety of math courses. Allen is not only a seasoned teacher at the college level; he is attuned—as a man who spent his working life in banking operations—to the […]
The readers of Practical Homeschooling magazine have voted Michael Clay Thompson’s language arts curriculum the best for online instruction. The MCT curriculum is available in three forms online. First and foremost, it is taught in many online classes from many different sources. The luckiest children are those who are instructed by Michael Clay Thompson himself […]
At the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community, we offer exceptional learning opportunities guided by outstanding experts. For Spanish language and culture, we are lucky to have in Dr. Myriam Borges Thompson both an extraordinary scholar and an engaging instructor. Beginning July 9th, Dr. Thompson is offering two short, four-week summer courses for children to enhance […]
Royal Fireworks Press is excited to announce the release of the Mail Riders Dyslexia Series, the fourth set of dyslexia-friendly books in our collection of books about the history of America: Adventures on the American Frontier. Mail Riders joins Cowboys and Cattle Drives, Pioneer Show People, and Pirates and Privateers—sets of books that are all […]
We educate our children to a high level in language arts so that they do not make simple errors of grammar or vocabulary. But many of us are complacent about sending our children into the world not knowing the grammar and vocabulary of the built environment. There are people who can walk down the street […]
Royal Fireworks Press announces the publication of its newest series of books for children with dyslexia and other reading disorders: Pirates and Privateers. The six books that make up the series tell the tales of some of the most notorious pirates to sail the seas around the East Coast of America and the Caribbean, as […]
At Royal Fireworks, one of our concerns is to introduce your children to the great figures in our cultural history. We have long held the position that the classics provide an enrichment for children that is not found in popular contemporary fare and that understanding our intellectual tradition and the important figures in it is […]
The Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community is offering new writing courses this summer, including Michael Clay Thompson’s The Art of the Essay and actor and screenwriter Tom Kemnitz, Jr.’s Introduction to Screenwriting. Also available are Myrna Kemnitz’s creative writing courses. The Art of the Essay provides an excellent opportunity for students to work on their […]
Royal Fireworks Press is producing a wide variety of materials for children with dyslexia and other visual processing problems. New this week are the first books in a series of illustrated stories about some of the people who made a difference in the shaping of America, many of whom never get mentioned in traditional history […]
Ingrid Klass’s online course “Eastern Philosophy: The Quest for Happiness” features live discussions and is designed for children ages ten and older. Based on her book The Circle of Happiness, the purpose of the course is to provide a wide-ranging introduction to Eastern philosophies, specifically their approach to finding happiness. The benefits of the course […]
10 August: It was on this date in 1846 that the United States Congress passed legislation creating the Smithsonian Institution, now a massive complex of museums.
Dr. Sharon Kaye has taken advantage of the Smithsonian Institution castle, to create a middle-grades trilogy for our philosophy curriculum. The fictional New Smithsonian Foundation—based in the Smithsonian castle in Washington, D.C.—sends middle school students on a series of virtual reality adventures in which they meet and learn about the work and thinking of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Boyle, Newton, Leibniz, Rousseau, Hume, and Kant. It is exciting and engaging philosophy absorbed through living the problems and arguments rather than reading dry exposition.
We have lost the giant in the field of gifted education. Dr. James J. Gallagher, one of the world’s foremost experts in both special education and gifted education, died on Friday, January 17 at the age of 87 in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Gallagher made numerous vital contributions to educational policy on state, national, and […]