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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

Phonics the Montessori Way

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

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The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Montessori Math

Character Matters for Kids

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Myth of the Teenager

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Start a Nature Notebook

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

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