T. A. Roth

Author's details

Name: Teresa Roth
Date registered: November 18, 2011
URL: http://www.heritage-history.com

Biography

Content Editor at Heritage History, Homeschooling Mom of Five, Armchair historian

Latest posts

  1. Homeschool Conference Schedule for 2014 — March 17, 2014
  2. American Liberties from the Outside, Looking in — January 27, 2014
  3. Teaching History to Beginning Readers — January 7, 2014
  4. About Heritage History: Academy Courses — December 2, 2013
  5. About Heritage History: Our Classical Curriculum — November 30, 2013

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Author's posts listings

Mar 17

Homeschool Conference Schedule for 2014

Our son David, whose voracious appetite for history helped inspire the Heritage History website over six years ago, manned the booth at WHO a few years ago.

Heritage History is attending four Homeschool Conventions this year and will be presenting workshops at three of them. As usual, most of our Convention activity is in the Northwest where we are based, but we are also traveling to California and Texas. If there is any chance you could make to one of the Homeschool …

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Jan 27

American Liberties from the Outside, Looking in

The execution of Louis the XVI initiated a period of murderous anarchy in Revolutionary France.

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. “

Jan 07

Teaching History to Beginning Readers

Young Readers Classical Curriculum

The object of the Young Readers curriculum is . . . to introduce history as a fascinating drama rather than a chore. This is because we believe that interest in history is a necessary condition for understanding it and that it is better for beginning readers to skip history altogether than to view it as drudgery.

Dec 02

About Heritage History: Academy Courses

Heritage Academy

For the last year much of our development effort has been dedicated to the Heritage Academy, an online study program that was created to complement the Heritage Classical Curriculum. It was an ambitious undertaking and we are still working on additional courses, but in December we released the Early America Academy Course, the fourth unit …

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Nov 30

About Heritage History: Our Classical Curriculum

old history books

From this experience we came away with several conclusions. The first was that older history books, written before school boards and politicians got a strangle-hold on “history education”, are usually preferable to modern ones. We also concluded that engaging a student’s natural interest was critical to any meaningful history education. Teachers can force feed a few facts by repetition and drill, but to get any genuine insight from the study of history, interest and curiosity are fundamental.

Nov 28

About Heritage History: Who we are, what we do

Heritage History Bookshelf

It has been quiet on the Heritage History blog for the last six months and some of our customers are wondering what is going on. We’ve had thousands of new visitors to the Heritage website during that time, many of whom have never heard of us and aren’t sure exactly what we’re up to. So …

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Aug 28

Heritage History Summer Blitz Comes to an End

Patrick, Amanda, Ben, Jake, David, and Hana.

It has been a long while since we last posted to the Heritage History blog. The long break has not been do to an extended vacation, world travels, family obligations, or even general laziness. Instead, the whole Heritage History Team, including six summer interns, has been working incredibly hard to rewrite the entire website and …

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Apr 29

Famous Inventors and Their Amazing Inventions

Thomas Edison

Edison was instructed at home by his mother and worked far above grade level. By age twelve he was finished with most of his formal studies and decided to see something of the world by working as a newsboy on a local train circuit. Unable to remain idle for any period of time, he set up shop in an unoccupied train-car and ran both a vegetable market and a newspaper business out of it. Using his own funds, he purchased a second hand printer, and began publishing the Weekly Herald, the first newspaper ever written, printed, and sold on board a moving train.

Apr 17

A Failed Conspiracy against a Tyrant

Nero first attempted to kill his mother by wrecking her boat at sea.

The executioner advanced and laid his hand on the prisoner’s shoulder. He started at the touch, and grew ghastly pale. “Caesar,” he cried, appealing as a last chance to the feelings of the Emperor, “Caesar, we were once friends, and worshipped the Muses together. Will you suffer this?” Nero only smiled. He had long ago steeled his heart against pity. Lucan he hated with that especially bitter hatred which wounded vanity sometimes inspires. Then the unhappy man’s courage broke down. “Stop!” he cried, “I will confess. I am guilty of conspiring against the Emperor.”

Apr 09

Hell on Earth: A Million “Casualties” at Verdun

Thousands of shells were fired on the fortifications, day and night for months on end.

Under the weight of superior numbers and superior artillery the French troops, brave as they were, were gradually cut to pieces. Except for two brigades, which came in toward the end, they were without reinforcements of any kind. Their mission was to hold to the very last, and right nobly had they fulfilled it. Their duty was to exact the greatest possible price for each yard of German advance, and right powerfully had they exacted it. For every Frenchman who went down, it is said at least four Germans did likewise. The slaughter was great. Verdun thus gained, almost instantly, the place it was to hold for many months as the graveyard of the contending armies.

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