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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”

Introducing Picta Dicta for Groups!

Starting at 6 licenses, you can now purchase Picta Dicta for your group! This is ideal for any situation where a teacher or administrator (vs a parent) would oversee a group or class using Picta Dicta. The administrator account can set up each student, track progress and grades for each student, and add new students. Explore Picta Dicta Natural World for Groups Explore Picta Dicta Vocabulary Builder for Groups Sight Sound Context Stories Definitions “The world’s best system for learning Latin vocabulary”

The Mass Extinction Nobody Talks About

Biologists have theorized that the earth has witnessed several mass extinction events—apocalyptic events in which as many as ninety percent of the earth’s animal species suddenly died off as a result of some abrupt change in climate. Some alarmists warn that another such mass extinction is going on even now. Whether there is any truth to this I cannot say, but I will take a page from their book with an alarmist claim of my own: we are in the middle of a mass extinction event of a sort—not of species, but of words and their meanings. This should be … Continue Reading “The Mass Extinction Nobody Talks About”

Women of the West: True Femininity in C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength

Perhaps one of the most striking things about That Hideous Strength in comparison with the other two books of C. S. Lewis’s Ransom Trilogy is the large number of female characters. There are none in the first book (excepting poor Harry’s mother) and only the Green Lady in the second. But we have a long list of female characters who appear in the final installment. Jane Studdock, Mrs. Dimble, Camilla Denniston, Ivy Maggs, Grace Ironwood, Fairy Hardcastle-this list is just a few of the more prominent female characters we encounter. Why is this? Is there any significance to the sudden … Continue Reading “Women of the West: True Femininity in C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength”