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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.

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University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

University Model Schools

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

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

AP Courses At Home

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The History of Public Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

Myth of the Teenager

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

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