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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 Charlotte Mason Method

Who Needs the Prom?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Phonics the Montessori Way

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Benefits of Debate

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

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

Bears in the House

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math

Narration Beats Tests

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

A Reason for Reading

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success