Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Attention homeschool sceptics - living proof

These current or historic people were all homeschooled, are you surprised at some of them?
 Presidents:
Abraham Lincoln - for
human rights before it
was popular

  • John Adams
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Grover Cleveland
  • James Garfield
  • William Henry Harrison
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James Madison
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • John Tyler
  • George Washington
  • Woodrow Wilson
Scientists:
    
    Booker T Washington - against
    all odds
    
  • George Washington Carver
  • Pierre Curie
  • Albert Einstein
  • Michael Faraday - electrochemist
  • Oliver Heaviside - physicist and electromagnetism researcher
  • T.H. Huxley
  • Blaise Pascal
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Erik Demaine - Popular Science Mag: One of the Most Brilliant Scientists in America
Writers:
  • Hans Christian Anderson
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Pearl S. Buck
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Willa Cather
  • Agatha Christie
  • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
  • Charles Dickens
  • Robert Frost - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Alex Haley
  • Brett Harte
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • C.S. Lewis - also one (of the many) of the greatest theologians in Christian history
  • Amy Lowell
  • Gabriela Mistral
  • Sean O'Casey
  • Christopher Paolini - author of #1 NY Times bestseller, Eragon
  • Isabel Paterson
  • Beatrix Potter - author of the beloved Peter Rabbit Tales
  • Carl Sandburg
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Mattie J. T. Stepanek - 11-year-old author of Heartsongs
  • Mercy Warren
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Walt Whitman
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder - also a school teacher at 15- author of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series
Artists:
  • William Blake
  • John Singleton Copley
  • Claude Monet
  • Grandma Moses
  • Charles Peale
  • Leonardo Da Vince
  • Andrew Wyeth
  • Jamie Wyeth
  • Rembrandt Peale 
 Inventors:
    
    Leonardo De Vince -
    most brilliant and
    multi-talented men
    of all times
    
  • Alexander Graham Bell - invented the telephone
  • John Moses Browning - firearms inventor and designer
  • Peter Cooper - invented skyscraper, built first U.S. commercial locomotive
  • Thomas Edison - invented the stock ticker, mimeograph, phonograph, and perfected the electric light bulb
  • Benjamin Franklin - invented the lightning rod
  • Elias Howe - invented sewing machine
  • William Lear - airplane creator
  • Cyrus McCormick - invented grain reaper
  • Guglielmo Marconi - developed radio
  • Eli Whitney - invented the cotton gin
  • Sir Frank Whittle - invented turbo jet engine
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright - built the first successful airplane

 Composers:
  • Irving Berlin
  • Anton Bruckner
  • Noel Coward
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Francis Poulenc
  • John Philip Sousa
 Educators:
    Charlotte Mason-
    teaching methods
    still used today
  • Jill Ker Conway - first woman president of Smith College
  • Timothy Dwight - President of Yale University
  • William Samuel Johnson - President of Columbia College
  • Horace Mann - "Father of the American Common School" 
  • Charlotte Mason - Founder of Charlotte Mason College of Education
  • Fred Terman - President of Stanford University
  • Frank Vandiver - President of Texas A&M University
  • Booker T. Washington - Founder of Tuskegee Institute
  • John Witherspoon - President of Princeton University

 Others:
  • Abigail Adams - Wife of John Adams; mother of John Quincy Adams
  • Ansel Adams - Photographer
  • Susan B. Anthony - reformer and women’s rights leader
  • John James Audubon - ornithologist and artist
  • Clara Barton - Started the Red Cross
  • Elizabeth Blackwell - first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree
  • John Burroughs - Naturalist
  • George Rogers Clark - Explorer
    Clara Barton - in the time
    when women were
    not socially active
    
  • Davy Crockett - frontiersman
  • Eric Hoffer - social philosopher
  • Sam Houston - lawyer; first president of the Republic of Texas
  • Charles Evans Hughes - jurist; Chief Justice
  • Mary D. Leakey - fossil hunter; wife of Richard Leakey
  • Tamara McKinney - World Cup Skier
  • Harriet Martineau - first woman sociologist
  • Margaret Mead - cultural anthropologist
  • John Stuart Mill - Free-market Economist
  • Charles Louis Montesquieu - Philosopher
  • John Muir - naturalist
  • Florence Nightingale - Nurse
  • Thomas Paine - political writer during the American Revolution
  • Bill Ridell - Newspaperman
  • Will Rogers - Humorist
  • Bertrand Russell - Logician
  • Jim Ryan - World Runner
  • Albert Schweitzer - Physician
  • Sir Ernest Shackleton - Explorer
  • Herbert Spencer - philosopher, sociologist
  • Gloria Steinem - founder and long-time editor of Ms. magazine
  • Jason Taylor - plays in the National Football League
  • Mary Walker - Civil War physician; recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Lester Frank Ward - "Father of American Sociology"
  • Martha Washington - wife of George Washington
  • Frances E. C. Willard - educator, temperance leader, and suffragist
  • Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect
  • Elijah ben Solomon Zalman - Jewish scholar
  • Balaram Stack - Award winning Surfer
  • Lia Del Priore - Award Winning Gymnast
  • Taylor Gladstone - Ballerina
Athletes:
  • Michelle Kwan
  • Jason Taylor
  • Tim Tebow
  • Serena Williams
  • Venus Williams

 Famous Homeschool Parents
  • Will Smith - singer, actor
  • Michael Card - singer, songwriter
  • Mike Farris - lawyer and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
  • Robert Frost - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet 
    Christopher
    Klicka -
    rights activist
    
  • Christopher Klicka - attorney and Senior Counsel of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
  • Len Munsil - attorney and President of The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP)
  • Paul Overstreet - musician, songwriter
  • Kelly Preston - actress, wife of John Travolta
  • Mike Smith - lawyer and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
  • John Travolta - actor, pilot
  • Lisa Whelchel - former actress, "The Facts of Life", now a pastor's wife and author
  • Darrell Waltrip - NASCAR Racer
  • Jim-Bob and Michelle Dugger


youngest Harris brothers
  Famous Homeschoolers/Homeschooled:
  • Jim-Bob and Michelle Dugger (19 children, 2 grandchildren) - parents and speakers
  • Harris (3 children, 1 grandchild) - author and singer, parents of authors and speakers
  • many more

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