Homeschooling Teen – July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Homeschooling Teen magazine! Hope you had a fun 4th of July. We couldn’t even have fireworks!

This month we did something a little different for our Homeschooling Teen Profile, since everyone’s been talking about #BlackLivesMatter. We put together a list of famous black homeschoolers, both past and present, and their positive contributions to society.

In addition, with many campuses still being closed due to the pandemic, we made a list of online colleges and universities. These aren’t traditional colleges that also offer online classes on the side – these institutions of higher learning are totally online only!

If you’re a subscriber you may have noticed that we accidentally posted our face mask article prematurely, and it’s included in this issue.

Alexandria wrote a review of No Saints in Kansas, Grace reviewed “The Breadwinner,” and Ali describes what it’s like to live in a big family with nine siblings.

There are lots of other great articles this month, too, on classic children’s literature, the best homeschool printers, tech for pets, and how to put up a tent, just to name a few.

Here is the Table of Contents (scroll all the way down for the freebie!):

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Editor’s Column

Letter from the Editor: July 2020

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

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Homeschooling Teen Profile

Famous Black Homeschoolers

We need to get back to the idea of judging people by their character rather than their color, like these famous black homeschoolers.

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Homeschool Friendly College

10 Online Colleges Without Campuses

While many colleges and universities offer online programs as an option for students, these institutions of higher learning are exclusively online only.

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Homeschooling High School

7 Things You Should Know How to Do by the Time You Graduate High School

Make sure you’re ready for life after you graduate high school by learning some real-life skills that will serve you well throughout the years.

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Homeschool Electives

Classic Children’s Literature

Rediscover the joy and importance of classic children’s literature with Hillsdale’s newest online course!

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College Life

Student Voices of America: Survey Shows Optimism Mixed with Uncertainty for Today’s Students

After seeing the results of the Student Voices of America Survey, what are your thoughts on these questions? Do you agree or disagree?

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Careers

Microsoft Commits to Helping People Acquire New Digital Skills Needed for COVID-19 Economy

Microsoft has announced a new digital skills initiative aimed at younger workers, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and individuals with less formal education.

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Scholarships

College Prep Coach Helps You Overcome Hurdles to College

La’Tanya advises students and student-athletes on all aspects of college planning, college admissions, securing scholarships and other funding for college.

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Mind-Overload

Book Review: No Saints in Kansas

This YA novel is a fictional take on the real murder of the Clutter family with no obvious motive that occurred on November 15, 1959.

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Life’s a Beach

What is it Like to Be in a Big Family?

Ali Beach writes about all the big and little happenings that spice life up, the chaos of a big family, homeschooling and farming.

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Movie Reviews

Review of “The Breadwinner”

“The Breadwinner” is the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Game Reviews

Video Games vs. Computer Games: What’s the Difference?

For most people, the terms “video games” and “computer games” are interchangeable, but is there actually a difference?

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Right-Wing Teen

Turning Point Action’s “Students for Trump”

“Students for Trump” is the official chapter-based, pro-Trump student group on hundreds of college and high school campuses across America.

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Read the Bible

Know Your Value

What does the Bible say about knowing your worth? What does the Bible say about your value in God’s eyes?

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Product Reviews

HP: the Best Choice in Homeschool Printers

Need a new printer? This mom says HP makes the best homeschool printers!

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STEM Time

How to Homeschool Math: Teaching Mathematics at Home

“How to Homeschool Math” is no ordinary math book; it’s a “how to teach math” book!

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Teen Tech Talk

Tech for Pets

As gadgets for tech-savvy humans proliferate and get smarter, so does tech for pets.

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Health Corner

New Study Compares Different Types of Face Masks

CDC recommendations encourage people to wear face masks in public, but what is the best kind of mask?

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Travel & Recreation

Do You Know How to Put Up a Tent? 8 Steps to Becoming an Expert

Joe has recently begun a website called www.coolwilderness.com where he writes handy guides and tips for people who love camping.

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Infographic

Infographic: How to Display the American Flag

The American flag is an important national symbol of freedom and patriotism for anyone who loves America.

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Your exclusive subscriber freebie:

Design a New US Flag – Did you know that the creator of the modern 50-star American flag, Robert Heft, was a high school junior from Ohio? It’s true! His design was chosen over 109,000 others when Alaska and Hawaii became states. What if the U.S. ever gains a 51st state? How would you rearrange the stars to make room for another one?

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