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Homeschooling Teen – June 2015

Congratulations to this year’s graduates! We wish you all the best as you move on to exciting new possibilities. πŸ™‚ A couple of changes taking place in our columnists: Katie is leaving to start a new phase in her life; and now that she’s graduated, Millie has come back to write for us! Here is what’s in the June issue…

In the spotlight this month is Chad Burns, a homeschool graduate with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering who is now a movie director. (Watch for Beyond the Mask in theaters starting June 5th!) This issue also features five homeschool-friendly colleges to keep your eye on. View an interactive timeline on the history of communications from the printing press to social media. Find out how to finish up a degree in two semesters or less.Β Learn about homeschooling around the world. See how parents are resorting to homeschooling when their children are being bullied at school, a big problem for kids of all ages but especially teens.

Also don’t miss Narrelle’s article on the Rwandan Genocide, or Sherah’s Culture Column in which she reports on the new Indian Heritage Centre in Singapore. Be sure to read Rachel’s devotional on “Fear of Falling” and Hannah’s poem on “Summer Nights.” Should you find yourself ever needing to stay up all night, Alisha has some great tips on how to stay awake. Olyvea and Ethan give advice on breaking up, love at first sight, and kittens. There are articles on 3 French films, 2 animes, and 2 book reviews.Β Finally, keep busy this summer with fun STEM projects and addicting apps.


Chad Burns: Mechanical Engineer Turned Movie Director

Dr. Chad Burns, 32, is a homeschool graduate with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Christian filmmaker who directed “Beyond the Mask.”


Top 5 Colleges of the Near Future

Keep your eye on these colleges because the education culture and political landscape is changing in their direction.


Study Affairs and Homeschooling as a Solution

Homeschooling is a phenomenon that has always existed, being the only form of instruction in the past.


Is Homeschooling a Good Idea for Children Who Are Being Bullied at School

The potential long-term damage caused by continuing in school or withdrawing to homeschool should be weighed carefully on a case-by-case basis.


Time Crunch: Tips for Finishing Up a Degree in Two Semesters or Less

Time is money, and finishing a degree in two years or less can help you get ahead of the competition when applying for jobs.


Fire Investigator

Fire and arson investigators are specially trained to determine the origin and cause of fires and explosions.


The Age of Humanity: Learning from the Rwandan Genocide

Twenty-one years ago, in the summer of 1994, over 800,000 innocent lives were lost during the Rwandan genocide – while all the other nations of the world did nothing.


The Indian Heritage Centre: Displaying Culture at its Finest

The Indian Heritage Centre is the first museum in Southeast Asia devoted to showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of the Indian community.


Homeschooling Around the World

Is it legal? Yes and no. The precise laws and requirements vary from country to country.


Finding It Tough To Pull An All-Nighter? Try 8 Best Tips To Help Yourself Stay Up!

No matter how much you try to accomplish your tasks on time, there are occasions when you simply need to sacrifice a good night’s sleep.


There is No Need to Worry

The only thing worrying does is steal precious time away from you.


Fear of Falling

I was recently able to spend a little bit of time reading over my Great Gandpa’s sermon notes, and I found some pretty cool things.


On Breaking Up, Love at First Sight, and Kittens

Olyvea Pancerella and Ethan Faulkes answer questions on homeschooling, dating, and life in general.


Summer Nights

A Poem by Hannah Barber.


New Phases

New phases in life can be scary, like driving a car for the first time or starting college. But I wouldn’t want to be stuck in one season forever.


Power Elements of Story Structure (Power Elements of Fiction Book 1) by Rebecca LuElla Miller

This informative writing manual addresses important elements such as where to start a novel, openings that hook readers, backstory, creating tension, foreshadowing, and much more.


Scarlet, by Marissa Meyer

The twist to the Red Riding Hood story was FAN-FLIPPIN-TASTIC!


Black Bullet: Anime Show Review

The story is about Japan being invaded by Gastrea, a creature that if someone gets bit they turn into one.


3 Animated French Films You Will Enjoy

If you’re used to watching Disney/Pixar movies or Japanese anime, take a look at these unique animated French films.


Patema Inverted

A unique perspective-twisting fantasy adventure about two people separated by opposite gravities.


5 Great Apps that Teens will Love to Play

If you are looking for some great fun and addicting games to play this summer, then look no further than these amazing apps.


3 STEM Activities for Summer Fun and Learning

Here are some free open-source STEM lessons from Hofstra University that integrate inquiry, math, and engineering design.


The Influence of Technology on the English Language

See the changes that have taken place in the English language as you take an interactive journey through the history of communications from the printing press to social media.


Parents and Homework

Did you know…? The most popular subjects that parents help their kids with are English and Math. Learn more about parents and homework in this infographic.


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