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Online Courses to Expand Children’s Understanding of World Religions

Posted on: 04/28/2020

Religion has been an undeniable force throughout human history, and it remains so today. Influencing everything from literature and philosophy to art and politics, religion is a dynamic dimension of world culture. Developing a basic understanding of the world’s religious traditions is part of an excellent education, allowing students to understand more fully the institutions, […]

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New Videos to Learn about the MCT Language Arts Curriculum

Posted on: 04/27/2020

The Michael Clay Thompson language arts curriculum is the gold standard. Schools and parents all over the country—and in some cases the world—use the MCT curriculum to give their students and their children a thorough, accessible, challenging education in the language arts. But the MCT curriculum is so comprehensive that it might be intimidating to […]

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New Editions of Caesar’s English by MCT!

Posted on: 04/24/2020

Royal Fireworks Press is excited to announce new editions of Caesar’s English I and Caesar’s English II. The new books feature QR codes of Michael Clay Thompson reading his poems and stories, as well as some of his expositions on the classic words. Hearing Michael read his work, especially his poems and the author quotes […]

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Special May Session of Online Learning, Plus New Summer Courses

Posted on: 04/20/2020

As it becomes increasingly clear that schools are not going to reopen this spring and that summer camps and programs are not going to be open or take place, the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community is adding more and more online courses. To augment the special spring courses we added last month, we are offering […]

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There’s Still Time to Sign up for the Spring Session of Our Online School

Posted on: 03/30/2020

When schools across the country—and across the world—closed their doors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we at Royal Fireworks put together a special spring session of the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community to keep children learning, even if they can’t finish out the school year in their traditional classrooms. Our spring session […]

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A New Series of Books for Children Who Struggle with Reading

Posted on: 03/27/2020

Royal Fireworks Press has published a series of dyslexia-friendly books, adding to our collection of American history books called Adventures on the American Frontier. The release of this series was delayed by the coronavirus crisis, but now that we are settling in to a new work-from-home routine, we see no reason not to announce it […]

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Let Our Experts Ease Some of the Burden

Posted on: 03/25/2020

It isn’t easy doing something you’ve never done before. It’s even harder if you’ve never been trained how to do it. Lots of parents are in the sudden, unenviable position of having to perform the duties of teacher as schools struggle to implement distance learning options in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Teaching children […]

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Special Spring Session of Our Online School Starts Today

Posted on: 03/23/2020

We at Royal Fireworks Press have put together a special spring session of courses for the Royal Fireworks Online Learning Community to help parents enable their children to continue learning, despite nationwide school closures. This session is designed to bridge the gap between now and our summer session, which begins the first week of June. […]

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A Special Spring Semester of Online Learning for Students Whose School Has Closed

Posted on: 03/19/2020

Parenting children has always presented challenges, but with the coronavirus pandemic being responsible for so many school closures, there is now the additional challenge of keeping children academically engaged and progressing without the help of teachers or schools. Royal Fireworks Press has always given special consideration to the academic and intellectual needs of children, and […]

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An Honest Look at Irish History

Posted on: 03/17/2020

On St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate by wearing green and painting shamrocks on store windows. But there are other ways to celebrate Irish culture and heritage. This year, grow your understanding of what it means to be Irish with our novel A Thousand Tears. The story takes place during the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland in the […]

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A Note to Our Customers about the Pandemic

Posted on: 03/16/2020

Dear Royal Fireworks Family, This is a difficult and uncertain time for many of us. We know that the challenges you face as parents and educators have grown exponentially as schools and libraries have closed, incomes have been reduced or lost entirely, and routines have been disrupted. The unprecedented nature of current events leaves all […]

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It’s March 14th: Pi Day!

Posted on: 03/13/2020

When mathematicians get playful, they do things like designating March 14th as Pi Day. After all, who among the mathematically inclined can look at a calendar, see 3.14, and not immediately think, “Hey, that’s pi. We should celebrate!”? At Royal Fireworks Press, this is just the kind of intellectual play that we enjoy—and that we […]

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Should We Teach Children about the Black Death Now?

Posted on: 03/12/2020

Fears about the coronavirus have swept the world, and children are not immune to feelings of stress and anxiety that they see in the adults around them and that they read in social media and the news. Of course we should teach our children ways to avoid infection, and we should do what we can […]

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New Editions of Three MCT Books to Celebrate National Grammar Day

Posted on: 03/04/2020

Today is National Grammar Day, making it the perfect day for Royal Fireworks Press to announce the publication of a new edition of Michael Clay Thompson‘s hugely popular grammar texts: The Magic Lens. These books, in three progressive volumes for children in grades 7 and up, are enhanced with a special bonus feature: audio of […]

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