A Survey of the History of Rock and Roll

Join Dr. Chris Schlect and the students of Logos High School as they explore the origins and progression of rock and roll through the first few decades of its existence, and the part it played in our culture, ending with a live performance of “Stairway to Heaven” by the Logos Dad’s Band. More On Classic Rock: Wes Callihan on Rory Gallagher, Pinkerton Detective Agency, and Clint Eastwood… Logos Benefit Concert: Where Classic Rock Meets Classical Education Logos Dad’s Band Concert 2013 Image by Jay Niemeyer.

Interview with Andrew Pudewa on Classical Education

Daniel Foucachon interviews Andrew Pudewa from IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) at the CiRCE Institute summer conference in 2015 on the subject of Classical Education. Subjects covered: What are some of the greatest “Great Books”? How do we deal with feeling inadequate to give a classical education to our children? What are some good books to get started with a classical education? If you could dine with any three educators, who would they be? What advice (and resources) do you have for writers? Poetry, learning styles, memory, history of education in America, and more! YouTube version HERE. Bibliography Books … Continue Reading “Interview with Andrew Pudewa on Classical Education”

A Conversation with John Hodges about The Center for Western Studies

Daniel Foucachon sits down with John Hodges from The Center for Western Studies, to discuss what they are all about, and why they offer a Gap Year Program. ABOUT CWS: “The Center for Western Studies is an experiment in education. Our goal is to offer our students two things: a Christian view of the world, and a study of the ideas that shaped Western civilization. Western culture is by no means perfect, but it is ours, and so it is essential as Christians that we engage with it, reflect on it, sort out the good from the bad, and in … Continue Reading “A Conversation with John Hodges about The Center for Western Studies”

A glimpse at what we lost when we abandoned classical education

Mark Twain is attributed with the saying “Those who don’t read have no advantage over those who can’t.” We are now a couple generations away from our forefathers who abandoned classical education. We are now the generation that does not even know what it has lost. Wes Callihan gives a  glimpse at the kind of richness we have lost in this excerpt from the Old Western Culture curriculum on the great books of Western civilization. If you don’t study the classics, you have no advantage over those who can’t. Roman Roads Media provides tools to help you accomplish this task! Get started today! … Continue Reading “A glimpse at what we lost when we abandoned classical education”

Cicero on Rhetoric: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Wesley Callihan tells the story of Cicero and Varres, and how Cicero used Rhetoric to convince his audience that Varres was wrong. We can see the three branches of good rhetoric: Ethos (appeal to authority), Pathos (appeal to emotion), Logos (appeal to reason). This excerpt is taken from The Historians, a unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum on the great books of Western Civilization. For a complete Rhetoric curriculum, where these ideas are taught in depth, see Fitting Words: Classical Rhetoric for the Christian Student, by James Nance. YouTube version

Great Books Challenge for Parents 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Great Books Challenge for Parents! This Challenge is for any parent, but especially for parents who plan to classically homeschool their children, or who are currently homeschooling their children. Classical homeschoolers love Old Western Culture because they see their children coming to the dinner table full of stories, and thirsty for knowledge and wisdom. Make 2016 the year classical learning comes alive in your home, and earn free curriculum in the process! Last year’s Great Books Challenge, centered around Virgil’s Aeneid, was a tremendous success! This year we are going to continue and build upon that challenge, adding the following unit, Romans: … Continue Reading “Great Books Challenge for Parents 2016”

Interview with Martin Cothran

Daniel Foucachon interviews Martin Cothran, of Memoria Press, on classical education. This interview took place during the 2015 CiRCE Conference: A Contemplation of Harmony. Topics covered: – What is classical education? – What is the greatest “great book”? – The Quadrivium – How to start a classical education late in life – The goal of education -and more—enjoy! YouTube version HERE.

Interview with John Hodges

Daniel Foucachon interviews John Hodges, from The Center for Western Studies, on classical education. This interview took place during the 2015 CiRCE Conference: A Contemplation of Harmony. Topics covered: – What is classical education? – What is the greatest “great book”? – Adult Education/homeschooling – Children’s Literature – How to start a classical education late in life – The goal of education – The role of pre-Christian literature – and more—enjoy!

We thought it was just a wooden horse, a gift from the Greeks. When we saw what was in side? JAW DROP!

Hear the incredible story of the fall of Troy, and how the Greeks were tricked! You won’t believe what was inside the horse, left by the Greeks as a so-called “gift.” After hearing this story, you’ll never trust a Greek bearing gifts again! Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait Twitter or Facebook for more #ClassicalClickbait! Excerpt from The Aeneid (Old Western Culture curriculum). Trouble with video? Click HERE to play on YouTube. Share the Meme: permalink: https://romanroadsmedia.com/?p=4763

They were about to kill each other, but a rabbit showed up!

Scythians and Persian armies were about to lock in combat, but a rabbit showed up! You won’t believe what happened next! Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait twitter for more #ClassicalClickbait! Excerpt from The Histories (Old Western Culture curriculum). Trouble with video? Click HERE to play on YouTube.