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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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Bears in the House

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Math

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to Win the Geography Bee

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?