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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Teaching Blends

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

Montessori Math

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Charlotte Mason Method

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

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

I Was an Accelerated Child

Start a Nature Notebook

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 3

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Classical Education

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Bears in the House

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

A Reason for Reading

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests

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