Category: Kids’ Creative Journeys

Sarah Cook: Blogging, Youtubing, Bibliophile!

Sarah Cook is homeschooling teen who is a talented Youtuber and Blogger. She is the perfect homeschooler to feature this month, because she is also a serious bibliophile! (I do not think IT is too long for you, Sarah.) I met her at the SEA Conference this year, and, yes, she is as charming in person as she is when she writes. I cannot wait to read a novel written by you Sarah. How long have you been homeschooling? I’ve been homeschooled since preschool! What is your favorite part of being homeschooled? Sleeping in! Also, being able to stay...

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Sean Lee: Working His Passion

Sean Lee is a 17-year-old homeschooler. He likes movies, video games, and hanging out with family and friends. How long have you been homeschooling? I have been homeschooled since first grade. What is your favorite part of being homeschooled? The freedom to do whatever I want academically What are your passions? Skiing, cars, and videography How has homeschooling affected your ability to work on those? Homeschooling has allowed me to change my schedule so I can ski five days a week all winter, learn everything I want to about cars, and take classes on film making. Can you tell us about your pet? I...

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Colin Harden: Magic Loving Musician with an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Colin Harden owns Real World Science Supplies. He is a homeschooled 14-year-old who enjoys Magic the Gathering, music, and school work (much less so than the other two). His science supply kits are available for sale on the SEA Homeschoolers website and on the website Secular Eclectic Academic. How long have you been homeschooling? 6 years What is your favorite part of being homeschooled? Learning at my own pace. What are your passions? Musical Theatre and card games How has homeschooling affected your ability to work on those? It has increased my options and ability to enjoy both.  I don’t...

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Nature

The lake is blue, the clouds are white. The lake shimmers in the sun. The trees blow in the wind, and the wind blows on me. And we are one.   By, Violet Thomas   Violet is 7-years-old and lives with her parents and younger sister in the beautiful state of Maine. She enjoys playing piano, yoga class, sketching, and running around outside with her dog, Gus. “Writing poems makes me feel so happy. It’s one of my favorite activities!” If your child would like to be considered for publication, please send his or her submission to SEA Homeschoolers. You...

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Why Teens Should Care About Income Inequality, By Sean Lee

Income inequality is an issue that negatively affects most teens in America. You hear a lot about it these days. Are you, like many people, wondering what income inequality is? Why you should care about it? From the Founding Fathers, to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to Bernie Sanders, and many others, this is an issue that has concerned people throughout our country’s history. They were right to be concerned about it. It is a problem, but there are some things we can do to minimize it. Income inequality occurs when a few people have a lot of money, while most...

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An Eclectic and Effective Approach to Foreign Language Studies

One of the most universal plights of the average homeschooled highschooler is the matter of learning a language, as four years of language studies are required for entrance into most colleges. Since homeschoolers are both blessed and burdened, depending on the situation, with the removal of the guidelines and restrictions that bind your ordinary public high school student, many homeschooled teens and parents of homeschooled teens turn to groups, forums, and other networks of exchange in search of the most effective means of studying a language at a mature college preparatory level. This is by no means a pointless...

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The Best of the Best: The Graphic Novel Buyer’s Guide

Graphic novels make great Holiday gifts. They are fun to read, because they can go into more detail than a normal book. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. This doesn’t necessarily mean graphic novels lead to more creative thinking on the part of the reader, but because graphic novels use words and illustrations to progress through the story this does away with the need to describe visual things using words alone. The meaning of the author and illustrator is much less up to interpretation. Therefore you better understand the experience specifically designed for you by...

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How to Get Started With Coding

Sean hanging out with a friend at Stanford. This article was originally written in 2015. It was rewritten on 9/6/2017 with links to new programs. Those are at the bottom of this article. If I were to give one piece of advice to new programmers it would be to have fun. A popular stigma is that programming is a monotonous task where geeks stare at screens of gibberish day and night. But this is not true, except sometimes when you put off fixing a bug all week. Coding is creative, engaging, and fun. In my case coding started with...

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