Homeschooling Teen – April 2020

Welcome to Homeschooling Teen‘s “Coronavirus Issue.” I hope you and your family are staying safe, well, and comfortable at home. This month we have several articles related to the coronavirus, but many of our articles were written before the pandemic hit the U.S, so that’s why some of the content may seem a little out of touch. But hopefully reading them will get your mind off current events for a while. After all, we don’t just want to dwell on the bad things that are happening; we also want to maintain some sense of normalcy in our lives.

Here’s what you will find in this month’s issue…

Coronavirus-related articles: Homeschooling with Coronavirus; The Spanish Flu vs. Coronavirus; and a list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. In addition, Alexandria reviews her “Favorite Educational Picks on Netflix,” and we compiled a list of “10 Virtual STEM Field Trips & Museum Tours.”

Homeschool articles: “How Homeschooling Can Benefit Your Teens,” “Home Videos: How Creating Videos Benefits Homeschoolers,” and “Tips for Homeschooling Abroad.” Also, since you’ve probably got some time on your hands, please consider helping with a Liberty University graduate student’s homeschool survey.

Other articles include: “Stayin’ Alive: CPR with a Disco Beat,” “Scholarship Do’s and Don’ts,” “10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Scams,” “Princeton Review’s Top Game Design Schools,””Online Degrees,” “Shopping Around for Your First Car,” a review of “Hoot,” and “Are You Using a Reef-Safe Sunscreen?”

The Homeschooling Teen profile features Billie Eilish! The homeschool-friendly college is Youngstown State University. For ideas on how to spend Easter at home, read the “Letter from the Editor.” And finally, learn about the new CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one!

Click through the links below to read the articles, and don’t forget to scroll all the way down for the Freebie(s) of the Month. We’ve provided several free printouts this time (along with an idea for something else to do!) so you’ll be able to keep busy for a while.

Oh, and if you have friends who don’t homeschool but are now stuck at home, feel free to forward this issue of Homeschooling Teen magazine to them, so hopefully they can glean something from it too. Happy Homeschooling!


Editor’s Column

Letter from the Editor: April 2020

Homeschooling Teen is a monthly online magazine for homeschooled high schoolers ages 13-19, BY Homeschool Teens… FOR Homeschool Teens!


Homeschooling Teen Profile

Billie Eilish Marches to the Beat of her Own (Synthesized) Drum

“I grew up homeschooled, stayed homeschooled, never was not homeschooled.” ~Billie Eilish


Homeschool Friendly College

Youngstown State University

Youngstown State is just the right size to move beyond the high school experience without getting lost in the crowd.


Homeschooling High School

How Homeschooling Can Benefit Your Teens

Homeschooling can be highly beneficial for high school students and impact their future in a positive way.


Homeschool Electives

Home Videos: How Creating Videos Benefits Homeschoolers

The immersive quality of home videos benefits the homeschooler by teaching them multiple things at once.


Guest Column

Homeschool Participants Needed for Graduate Research

Liberty University School of Education doctoral candidate seeks homeschool participants for a graduate research study.


College Life

Online Degrees: Prestige, Acceptance, and the Big Picture

Online degrees hold the same value as an offline degree.



Want Job Security? DHS Lists Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified a list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers that are essential to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.



4 of My Favorite Educational Picks on Netflix

These are some of my favorite educational picks on Netflix to watch.


Read the Bible

CSB Life Essentials Interactive Study Bible

The CSB Life Essentials Study Bible includes a multimedia digital study system with more than 250 hours of in-depth video teachings. (This article includes a giveaway!)


Right-Wing Teen

The Spanish Flu vs. Coronavirus

The Spanish Flu changed everyone’s way of life in 1918, just like the coronavirus is doing now.


Her Homeschooled Highness Reviews

Hoot – Carl Hiaasen

I recommend Hoot for middle school readers who are interested in endangered animals.


Product Reviews

Shopping Around for Your First Car

With a little bit of research and patience, you’ll find the right first car to fit your needs.


Game Reviews

Princeton Review’s Top Game Design Schools 2020

Check out the Top 50 colleges and the Top 25 grad schools for video game design!


Teen Tech Talk

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Scams

Here are ten simple things you can do to protect yourself from online scams.



Scholarship Do’s and Don’ts

Follow these do’s and don’ts to help maximize your chances of getting a scholarship.



10 Virtual STEM Field Trips & Museum Tours

Experience the best science museums around the world from the comfort of your own home with these virtual STEM field trips.


Travel & Recreation

Are You Using a Reef-Safe Sunscreen?

A reef-safe sunscreen protects your skin from the sun without putting the environment at risk.


The World Around Us

Tips for Homeschooling Abroad

One of the unique things about homeschooling is that it can be done from virtually anywhere, including a different country.


Health Corner

Stayin’ Alive: CPR with a Disco Beat

“Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees is the perfect song to help you save the life of someone in cardiac arrest.



Homeschooling with Coronavirus

An infographic that highlights the necessary information we should all know about the Coronavirus.


Your freebies for this month:

Resurrection Word Find

Pescetarianism Word Find

Lost Sheep Maze

Poetry Workshop

Write Your Own Sonnet

Poetry Terms Word Search


Send us your poems:

April is National Poetry Month! Here’s something you can do. One of the best ways to deal with anxiety and other emotions is to write a poem about how you feel. Write a coronavirus poem and send it to It can be serious and thoughtful, or uplifting and inspiring, or even a humorous lockdown poem. We’ll publish all poems received in next month’s issue!


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