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Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

Time4Learning University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

Classical Education

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Charlotte Mason Method

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 3

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

Teaching Blends

Bears in the House

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Laptop Homeschool

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps