Royal Fireworks Press News & Blog
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.