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Math and Science in the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community

Posted on: 08/10/2019

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 […]

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Another Honor for the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

Posted on: 07/26/2019

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 […]

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Summer Is for Writing

Posted on: 05/08/2019

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 […]

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The Quest for Happiness

Posted on: 12/18/2018

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 […]

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A New Literature Trilogy from MCT and Reading Therapy

Posted on: 03/30/2017

A Martian invasion, a Civil War classic, and adventure in bonny Scotland Michael Clay Thompson has added another trilogy of classic, masterpiece novels to his literature component of the language arts curriculum: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. He has called […]

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New Award for Royal Fireworks Press Curriculum

Posted on: 08/20/2013

Royal Fireworks Press’ problem-based learning curriculum unit, Ferret It Out, has been selected to receive a curriculum award from the National Association for Gifted Children. Each year the NAGC Curriculum Network selects up to six curriculum units as exemplars of best practice at different grade levels. Ferret It Out was recognized in the middle school category. […]

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Notes from the Publisher

Posted on: 05/15/2012

A new edition of Caesar’s English 1 by Dr Thomas M. Kemnitz, Publisher. Michael Clay Thompson and I have been discussing our desire for a new edition of Caesar’s English 1 for the past two years. We have felt that we could improve its graphics and its intellectual heft. We have learned much in the […]

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A New Royal Fireworks Curriculum: Art

Posted on: 12/15/2011

We are pleased to announce that we have the start of an exciting new curriculum designed to empower children as artists.

The first part is entitled How To Draw a Straight Line, and there are a dozen Practice Pads in the series available alongside it. Aimed at those already involved in art, the next book to follow will be for absolute beginners just starting to draw and paint.

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