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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

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Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

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AP Courses At Home

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

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Getting Organized Part 3

Myth of the Teenager

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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University Model Schools

The Gift of a Mentor

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Debate

Bears in the House

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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