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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 Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Character Matters for Kids

Teach Your Children to Work

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The History of Public Education

The Charlotte Mason Method

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Reason for Reading

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Debate

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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Laptop Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Montessori Math

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

AP Courses At Home

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

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