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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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Teaching Blends

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

Teach Your Children to Work

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Myth of the Teenager

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Critical Thinking and Logic

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

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