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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

The Benefits of Debate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Combining Work and Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Montessori Math

I Was an Accelerated Child

Classical Education

The History of Public Education

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Character Matters for Kids

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee