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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

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Laptop Homeschool

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

AP Courses At Home

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Classical Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The History of Public Education

Character Matters for Kids

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Gift of a Mentor

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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Phonics the Montessori Way

Myth of the Teenager

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Start a Nature Notebook

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Who Needs the Prom?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools