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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Narration Beats Tests

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

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Getting Organized Part 3

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

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Phonics the Montessori Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

Critical Thinking and Logic

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

University Model Schools

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Bears in the House

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

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

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