Homeschooling Teen – November 2015

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Welcome back Caela Fox, our Sports Report columnist! Now attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, this month she wrote about the 2015 World Series and the opening day of basketball season.

Read about Sydney Campanella and Lauren-Kate Stewart, 13-year-old best friends who published a series of children’s books after taking a homeschool writing class.

The featured homeschool-friendly college for this month is William Carey University. Also, Ave Maria University is offering a special scholarship opportunity and Fall Fest invitation for high school students in Michigan.

Sherah reports on the ownership controversy surrounding Vincent van Gogh’s “The Night Cafe,” Zoe drew a picture of her original character “Krystal,” Hannah wrote a descriptive poem titled “Thanksgiving,” and Nick tells us about his favorite animals.

There is a book review of Surprised By Joy, a game review of Unturned, and an anime review of Howl’s Moving Castle.

Check out “Vidcode, the Art + Technology Coding Platform for Teens,” “The Influence of Social Networking on Student Learning,” and “Millennial Teens: Technology Defines Their Lives.”

Also in this issue: “4 Out-of-the-Box Degrees;” “6 Exciting Jobs You Can Get with a History Degree;” and “5 Easiest Memorizing Solutions for You.”

In addition, there is an article titled “Tips and Tools for Learning IT Online” but the strategies are useful for learning any subject online.

And finally, Rachel Joy offers great advice on “Standing Out,” Narrelle reflects on the concept of success in “Two Cups of Tea,” and Olyvea and Ethan answer readers’ questions.

Here are all the links to the articles:

Homeschooled Authors: Sydney Campanella and Lauren-Kate Stewart

These 13-year-old girls are best friends and children’s book authors.


William Carey University Invites Homeschoolers to “Go the Extra Mile”

“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.” ~William Carey (1761-1834)


Ave Maria University Scholarship and Fall Fest Invitation

A great scholarship opportunity for Catholic students offered by homeschool-friendly Ave Maria University.


4 Out-of-the-Box Degrees for Undergrads

Out-of-the-box occupations can provide careers that are challenging, secure, and financially rewarding.


Love History? 6 Exciting Jobs You Can Get With a History Degree

If you’re a student of history, though you may dwell in the past, your future is bright.


Artistic Differences: Who Owns Vincent van Gogh’s “The Night Cafe”?

This painting is one of Van Gogh’s masterpieces and one of his most famous, but who is the rightful owner?


5 Easiest Memorizing Solutions for You

If you are not good at memorizing, here are five tips to overcome your problem.


Honest Advice with Sugar and Spice

Olyvea and Ethan answer questions on homeschooling, dating, and life.


Two Cups of Tea

What is success?


Standing Out

Keep pressing on toward the goal that God has laid on your heart, and you stand out in the way that God has created you.


Surprised by Joy, by C. S. Lewis

A highly personal, thoughtful, intelligent memoir by the man who wrote Chronicles of Narnia.


How Halloween Came to America

Hope you had fun on Halloween! Savor those Kit Kats for me.



A poem by Hannah Barber.


Opening Day of the 2015 Basketball Season

Opening Day of the 2015 Basketball season was one to watch.


The 2015 World Series

This year’s World Series is one to remember no matter who you are.


Howl’s Moving Castle

A fantasy adventure that shows how appearances can be deceiving.



An early access casual survival game that can be downloaded from Steam for free.


Favorite Animals

What is your favorite animal?


My Wolf Krystal

Zoe shares one of her pictures with a description of the subject, the story behind it, and the artistic process.


The Influence of Social Networking on Student Learning

Social networks can be addictive and distracting, but they have a positive side too.


Tips and Tools for Learning IT Online

Strategies for online learning, with links for learning IT online.


Vidcode: The Art + Technology Coding Platform for Teens

Leverage the arts as a creative way to learn computer science in grades 8-12.


Millennial Teens: Technology Defines Their Lives

Millennial teens (ages 16-19) are the first generation to have no memory of life before the internet and cell phones.


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