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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

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

Narration Beats Tests

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Character Matters for Kids

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Combining Work and Homeschool

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

Montessori Math

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

University Model Schools

Teach Your Children to Work

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Benefits of Debate

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor