Can you decipher this quote from Lucretius? You may understand more than you think because of the Latin stems you see every day in the English language. It’s translated as “Nothing comes from nothing.” By learning Latin, children vastly improve their English vocabulary simply by understanding Latin stems.
Do you recognize this quote from Descartes? Perhaps you understand parts of it because of the Latin stems that make up so many words in the English language. It’s translated as “I think, therefore I am.” Cogito may have given itself away if you know other words like cognitive. This is one of the many benefits of teaching children this “dead” language. Its presence in today’s vocabulary is very much alive. What do you think?
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher who is widely believed to be the first existentialist. Discussing existentialism with children can help them develop a sense of independence and personal responsibility in the world. We offer a Western philosophy curriculum so that kids can learn to think deeply about a variety of things.
Jean-Paul Sartre was a twentieth-century French philosopher. His theory of existentialism centered around the idea that we can only give meaning to our lives by existing and acting in a certain way. According to Sartre, every choice we make defines us and reveals to us more about our own thinking. Discussing philosophy is a great way to connect with kids on a deep level and to help them connect with their own deep thoughts. What do your kids think about this quote?
The ability to navigate complex thoughts and to communicate effectively are paramount in a child’s education. Curricula should work together to provide children with a comprehensive approach to learning. Our philosophy and vocabulary curricula cover entirely different subjects, but learning rich vocabulary will help a child who is digesting big philosophical ideas to express thoughts and opinions about those ideas with clarity.
Children love to curl up and be read to. Why not let the story and illustrations work together to teach your child important fundamental language arts skills and techniques? With the POODLE series from award-winning author, teacher, and curriculum mastermind Michael Clay Thompson, your holiday gift can be one of fun, quality time, and valuable education.
A graphic novel that helps kids learn Latin? An illustrated picture book that teaches philosophy? American history lessons in a series of exciting nonfiction adventure tales? Royal Fireworks has all this and more. Take the blah out of lesson time, and jump into a story that will stick with students for years to come! Visit rfwp.com today.
The primary goal of the MCT language arts curriculum is that children who complete it should be able to write at the highest academic level. The ability to use impeccable grammar, rich vocabulary, and a poetic articulation of thoughts is paramount to communicating clear thought and intelligence—not only for students' academic careers, but their professional careers as well. No other program produces writers of this caliber.
At RFWP we want to make sure that children of all learning styles have access to rich, challenging, and thoughtful educational materials. We offer illustrated and text-centered curricula and curricula alternatives for the wide range of kids who count on us. We offer everything from picture book-based curricula in language arts, math, Latin, and Western and Eastern philosophies to collaborative problem-based learning units, to online courses in everything from architecture to space biology!
This vocabulary program begins at the elementary level by introducing students to the concept of Latin stems as the foundation for English academic language. It then builds upon that foundation throughout the subsequent levels, giving students a resource for language learning that is unparalleled in efficiency and effectiveness.
Give young children a fun way to practice using math concepts with Logic-Math Exercises for Children! The exercises involve organizing information, sequencing, pattern decoding, understanding relationships, inferring, solving analogies, and deducing. Available for children ages 4-10
Poodle Knows What? by Michael Clay Thompson is a delightful picture book written in unmetered rhyme that provides children with a solid foundation of grammar knowledge. The book also features QR codes of Michael reading the story so that children can hear it from the master of English language arts himself! Make learning grammar as fun and simple as story time. Order today!
The Dr. Dave's Teaching Manual for the digestive system contains detailed instructions for teaching elementary and middle-grade students about the digestive system, including eye-catching demonstrations and fun, inquiry-based activities that allow young children to use the scientific method. The book comes with downloadable worksheets for children, as well as an array of downloadable images to project for the students to see.
Based on an actual court case, this unit instructs students in the nuances of the First Amendment. Students learn how court decisions are made as they address the same questions facing real judges. What speech is protected, and what is not? What are the rights of employers and employees? What is the role of stare decicis, the rule that compels judges to follow precedent cases? Students also learn about the structure of the U.S. court system—and they read To Kill a Mockingbird, too!
This curriculum consists of a set of three books. Together, they offer the elements of theory and practice so that not only can you understand the artistic experience as explained in Artistic Ways of Knowing, you can use Think Like an Artist to help bring it to children who can then also understand it, then it is taught at all. The third book, Arts Talent ID, offers helpful information and forms to assist in the identification of students who show the promise of talent in a given art form.
Looking for a structured way to add fun science projects to your classroom or homeschool? Dr. Dave’s Teaching Manuals are exactly what you’re looking for. “While other books offer science experiments, [Dr. Dave's Teaching Manuals] are structured so that sequential lessons build upon one another to teach well beyond a superficial level. Books were written for classroom use, but many lessons might be even easier to teach in a home setting than in a classroom." – Cathy Duffy’s Review
Are you looking for a way to teach philosophy to kids? We have a philosophy curriculum that covers every level, from kindergarten through high school! Each level of the curriculum stands alone, so if you are looking to begin with middle school-aged children, try Will Power! Order today!
What makes the Awesum Alex books so special? Hear it from the author herself! Author and celebrated math educator Dr. Rachel “Ms. Math” McAnallen is known to a generation of American teachers as a creative presenter on the pedagogy of mathematics. Now she has teamed up with the equally creative Carol Ann Williams to write a series of books, not just about the "how" but about the "why" of mathematics for children.
We’ve all heard about the health benefits of yoga, and meditation has been gaining popularity in recent years, but what are the roots of these practices? The Royal Fireworks Eastern philosophy curriculum brings clarity to these concepts and makes them accessible to PreK-12 readers. Eastern philosophy can instill values that will help carry readers through the sometimes-challenging twists and turns of life with serenity and perspective.
Why Teach Kids Latin? Every Latin word helps children learn hundreds of English words. In addition, Latin teaches structure, logic, and attention to detail. Our Latin curriculum is so straightforward that it can be taught by anyone. It is available in a traditional format, as well as a dyslexia-friendly version and, for a fun twist, a graphic novel! Teach kids the language that packs the biggest punch. Order the Latin curriculum from rfwp.com today!