World History (Wed)

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Teacher: Dana Spears
Date/Time: Wednesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Department: History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

This course in World History will focus on the development of cultures and civilizations on each inhabited continent. The course will involve projects and readings on influential cultures across human history. The class will take a field trip to the Carlos Museum at Emory University. Texts are being reviewed at this time. 

Dr. Dana Spears received her Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia. After graduation, she worked as an assistant professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and then returned to Georgia to work as a counselor in private practice for many years. She retired from counseling and now focuses on teaching social studies, drama, English, science, and speech for home schooled students. She also does instruction in English Country Dancing. Dr. Spears is the primary author of The Konos Way high school social studies curriculum for home schoolers and co-author of the parenting book "Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer" on parenting creative-sensitive children. She and her husband are active at Intown Community Church in Atlanta. Dr. Spears and her husband have three adult children who were home schooled: a daughter who graduated from Wagner College in New York City and works in  wardrobe on Broadway, a daughter who graduated from the University of Georgia who works for UGA providing classes and support for foster parents, and a son who is at the University of Tennessee majoring in business.