The Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) developed and teaches a classical history curriculum for the schools that it manages. I have been asked frequently how the RBA “classical history” curriculum differs from a typical “social studies” curriculum, so I would like to share my thoughts on how one might view the difference. (With apologies to our Dean of ELA and History.)
It is 100% ORGANIC.
RBA’s classical history lessons contain only 100% ORGANIC, NATURAL information. No artificial ingredients have been added to preserve freshness or alter taste. Historical information is historical. If it is made fresh, it is fiction not history. Also, nothing is more satisfying to the taste than truth; the truth does not benefit from alteration.
No synthetic pesticides are used to reduce certain strains of historical epochs in order to allow other strains to predominate. Successful strains will dominate and proliferate on their own merit without the need to introduce pesticides into the historical environment.
It is non-GMO
(Government Modified Ontology or Group Mandated Opinions)
RBA’s classical history curriculum is 100% natural. It comes to the classroom without any modifications whatsoever, unlike many popular texts. (For example, a middle school social studies text was found to say that President Nixon dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.)
Ontologically, RBA’s history is taught chronologically – events are sequenced in the order in which they happened. Some older readers may wonder how else it could be done, so I must report that there have been social studies texts that are organized by continents. Unfortunately, such texts bear no warning that they contain massive amounts of artificially manipulated GMO. They may look and feel like non-GMO texts with nice covers and pretty illustrations, but let the reader beware.
I endorse labeling of GMO texts with a consumer warning “this text possesses a novel combination of information obtained through the use of modern revisionism.”