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Old Western Culture Journey Ep. 2: Pagans Bound

It’s been nearly a month since I posted the first “episode” of this series on my personal journey through the Old Western Culture curriculum, and what a month it’s been! We loaded up a U-Haul and set out for a move from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Moscow, Idaho, with unplanned stops in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Red Lodge, Montana. I won’t go into epic detail in telling the tale of our move. If I tell you it was quite an adventure, I know you’ll believe me simply because of the fact that we had two unplanned stops on the … Continue Reading “Old Western Culture Journey Ep. 2: Pagans Bound”

Introduction to Online Teaching: The Tools and Basics with Scott Postma

Part I: Introduction to Online Classes: The Tools and Basics, Thurs. March 19th, at 2pm PST Join us for a 4-part Webinar offered by Kepler Education, helping teachers transition to online classrooms.  Webinar #2:  Lecturing Online- Brian Daigle on Monday 23rd, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/2Qu7gVX) Webinar #3: Online Recitations and Flipped Classrooms – Scott Postma Thursday 26th, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/33w8Prz) Webinar #4: Online Workshopping and Languages- Tim Griffith Monday 30th, 2pm PST (Sign up here: https://buff.ly/3b5XFfL) Learn more about Kepler at https://kepler.education

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Old Western Culture Journey Ep. 1: Waking to Golden Apples

Naturally I’ll begin my first post on a new blog by introducing myself. My name is Joffre Swait, and I work as the student and parent advisor at Kepler Education, a new online Classical Christian education platform and Roman Roads’ sister company. I am a language teacher, the son of an ESL teacher and a college professor. I was homeschooled in the nineties, and my wife and I homeschool our five children today. Our two oldest children, Renata and Joffre Jr., have studied from Roman Roads’ Old Western Culture series for the last two years. They’ve enjoyed it, and my … Continue Reading “Old Western Culture Journey Ep. 1: Waking to Golden Apples”

Covid-19 Financial Help for Homeschooling

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Coronavirus is creating new challenges and needs for parents every day. Here are some ways Roman Roads Press can help. Has the Coronavirus created a need for homeschool curriculum in the midst of economic hardship? If so, we would like to help! Please email info@romanroadsmedia.com, and let us know what curriculum would be an immediate blessing but financial hardship to purchase. If we publish it directly we can provide a full scholarship covering the curriculum. In other cases, we can extend a deep discount. This is not reserved for extreme cases – we want parents who would otherwise … Continue Reading “Covid-19 Financial Help for Homeschooling”

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Introducing Kepler Education

I am very excited to announce the launch of Kepler Education, a new initiative of Roman Roads! Kepler is a consortium of independent teachers unified by a shared vision and innovative online platform to bring classical Christian education to junior high and high school students. What does this mean for you and your kids? A wide choice of instructors and teaching styles (curricula and methods), and fascinating courses options! With course offerings ranging from Algebra 2 to Monsters as Metaphors, Kepler classes are taught by passionate instructors who have the freedom to teach to their strengths and the subjects they … Continue Reading “Introducing Kepler Education”

A Christmas Poem

A Christmas Poem, by Christian Hale. For countless years, the Dragon roared And men would fight in vain with sword. Though many sought with might to slay, The Serpent’s strength grew day by day. In darker days, this Dragon’s breath Enslaved our fathers unto death. They thought to worship stones and beasts While on their souls the Dragon feasts. A Greater Might, a Hero bold, Came thundering down the halls of gold. He came with shouts as soft as cries. He came with virgin’s lullabies. He fought with weapons yet unknown. The Dragon scoffed to see this Foe. A MAN? … Continue Reading “A Christmas Poem”

Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to gratitude, but often involves people that are difficult to be grateful for. That aunt or uncle of a radically different political persuasion, that sibling you haven’t seen for an awkward amount of time. And if it weren’t for Thanksgiving, you might not naturally gather with these people. Meals, especially feasts, bring people together. Think of how many stories or movies end at the table. History will culminate with the Supper of the Lamb. And we fellowship over a meal in the Eucharist. And yet how do we deal with difficult relationships in the … Continue Reading “Difficult Relatives on Thanksgiving”

Old Western Culture in the 18th year of homeschooling (a review)

It is always a pleasure to hear how our courses have blessed homeschool parents. I wanted to share this review from a veteran homeschool mom who has kids with very different learning styles. My family is in the process of wrapping up our 18th year of homeschooling. I was blessed to stumble upon the Old Western Culture series this year. I had heard the name Wes Callihan before, but for the past few years, I was surprisingly content with my repertoire of homeschooling materials. However, my mildly autistic 15 year old son presented me with a new challenge: how to … Continue Reading “Old Western Culture in the 18th year of homeschooling (a review)”

St. Patrick’s Confession

“There is no other God, nor will there ever be, nor was there ever, except God the Father. He is the one who was not begotten, the one without a beginning, the one from whom all beginnings come, the one who holds all things in being – this is our teaching. And his son, Jesus Christ, whom we testify has always been, since before the beginning of this age, with the father in a spiritual way. He was begotten in an indescribable way before every beginning. Everything we can see, and everything beyond our sight, was made through him. He … Continue Reading “St. Patrick’s Confession”