Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Homeschoolers Hall of Fame List

Homeschoolers Hall of Fame

Many years ago I ran across a few "Homeschool Hall of Fame" Lists. I kept them, merged them together into one list according to their achievement title and read the list to my older pre-teen & teen students at the beginning of the year in days gone by. Throughout the years, we added more "famous homeschoolers" we ran across to our growing list.

When we studied a particular subject in which homeschooled achievers were active, we would incorporate a study of them in the unit as well.  We hope you can benefit from and/or incorporate this list into your home studies as well. While the following "famous" homeschoolers may not have been homeschooled throughout their entire schooling years, their homeschooling experience regardless of how minimal earned them right to be listed as "Famous Homeschool Achievers" in our eyes:

William Blake
John Singleton Copley
Claude Monet
Grandma Moses
Charles Peale
Leonardo da Vinci
Andrew Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth
John Singleton Copley
Andrew Wyeth
Rembrandt Peale
Claude Money
Ansel Adams

Mark Twain
George Bernard Shaw
Irving Berlin
Charles Dickens
C.S. Lewis

Business Entrepreneurs
 Andrew Carnegie - wealthy steel industrialist
 Amadeo Giannini - Bank of America’s founder
 Horace Greeley - New York Tribune founder
 Soichiro Honda - creator of the Honda automobile company
 Peter Kindersley - book illustrator and publisher
 Ray Kroc - founder of McDonald's fast food restaurant chain
 Jimmy Lai - newspaper publisher; founder of Giordano International
 Dr. Orison Swett Marden - founder, Success magazine
 Adolph Ochs - New York Times founder
 Joseph Pulitzer - newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize
 Colonel Harland Sanders - started Kentucky Fried Chicken
 Dave Thomas - founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain

Chief Justices of U.S. Supreme Court
John Rutledge
John Jay
John Marshall

College Presidents
John Witherspoon -- Yale
Timothy Dwight -- Princeton
William S. Johnson -- Columbia

Anton Bruckner
Felix Mendelssohn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Francis Poulenc
Irving Berlin
Anton Bruckner
Noel Coward
John Philip Sousa

Constitutional Convention Delegates
Richard Basseti - Governor of DE
William Blount - U.S. Senator
George Clymer - U.S. Representative
William Few - U.S. Senator
Benjamin Franklin
William Houston – Lawyer
William S. Johnson
William Livingston - Governor of NJ
James Madison - 4th U.S. President
George Mason - Justice of VA
John Francis Mercer - U.S. Rep.
Charles Pickney III - Governor of SC
John Rutledge - Chief Justice
Richard D. Spaight - Governor of NC
George Washington
John Witherspoon
George Wythe - Justice of VA

 Amos Bronson Alcott - innovative teacher, father of Louisa May Alcott
Catharine Beecher - co-founder of the Hartford Female Seminary
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


Famous Homeschool Parents
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 - 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

Famous Women
Abigail Adams
Mercy Warren
Martha Washington
Florence Nightingale
Phyllis Wheatley
Agatha Christie
Pearl S. Buck

"Stonewall" Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Douglas MacArthur
George Patton

Patrick Henry [VA]
Charles Pickney III [SC]
Richard D. Spaight [NC]
William Livingston [NJ]
Richard Bassett [DE]

 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

Military Leaders
 John Barry - Senior Navy Officer
 Stonewall Jackson - Civil War General
 John Paul Jones - Father of the American Navy
 Robert E. Lee - Civil War General
 Douglas MacArthur - U.S. General
 George Patton - U.S. General
 Matthew Perry - naval officer who opened up trade with Japan
 John Pershing - U.S. General
 David Dixon Porter - Civil War Admiral

Performing Artists
Louis Armstrong - king of jazz
Charlie Chaplin - actor
Whoopi Goldberg - actress
Hanson - sibling singing group
Jennifer Love Hewitt - actress
Yehudi Menuhin - child prodigy violinist
Moffatts - Canadian version of Hanson
Frankie Muniz - Actor
LeAnne Rimes - teen-prodigy country music singer

Charles Montesquieu

Preachers / Missionaries / Evangelists
John & Charles Wesley
John Owen
Johnathon Edwards
William Carey
Dwight D. Moody
John Newton
Hudson Taylor

Donnie Swaggart 
Emmanuel Castro
Jose Castro

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

Religious Leaders
 Joan of Arc
 William Carey
 Jonathan Edwards
 Philipp Melancthon
 Dwight L. Moody
 John Newton
 John Owen
 Hudson Taylor
 John & Charles Wesley
 Brigham Young 

 George Washington Carver
 Pierre Curie
 Albert Einstein
 Michael Faraday - electrochemist
 Oliver Heaviside - physicist and electromagnetism researcher
 T.H. Huxley
 Blaise Pascal
 Booker T. Washington

Blaise Pascal
Booker T. Washington
Thomas Edison
Benjamin Franklin
Andrew Carnegie
John Stuart Mill

 Konrad Adenauer
 Henry Fountain Ashurst
 William Jennings Bryant
 Winston Churchill
 Henry Clay
 Pierre du Pont
 Benjamin Franklin
 Alexander Hamilton
 Patrick Henry
 William Penn
 Daniel Webster

U.S. Senators and Congressmen
William S. Johnson [CT]
George Clymer [PA]
John Francis Mercer [MD]
William Blout [TN]
William Few [GA]

U.S. Supreme Court Judges
 John Jay
 John Marshall
 John Rutledge
 Sandra Day O'Connor

 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
 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

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
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

We hope you found this list very interesting and will use it in your classroom today. Here is a FREEBIE printable of this list from our Teacher's Notebook Store: 

If you know of any others we have not listed, add the name(s) in the comments.

Make your homeschool "famous"! We at A kinders Garten Vintage Homeschool add to our list of "famous homeschoolers" continuously. We would dig on adding your "famous homeschool" to our list! Emails us at:  

Include the name of your school, your name and the names of ALL your babes. You may write a short "Bio", include a picture of all if you can & we would be STOKED to add your homeschool below!!!

So TAKE the PLUNGE and join us...become a "famous homeschooler" and homeschool YOUR babes TODAY!!! 

C.S. Calkins

"Famous" current homeschoolers:

Joshua's Generation Academy

Joshua's Generation Academy messaged us some bodacious flicks & info of their private homeschool. 

They are located at the Cross of Calvary Church in Spring Valley, Ca, and currently open for enrollment. If you live near the JGA, and are interested in more info or enrolling your child, you can visit their web site: 

Joshua's Generation Academy   


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