American History (Wed)
This high school course in American History covers the history of North America's first peoples, European exploration of the "New World," British colonies and colonists, the early United States, wars, slavery, presidents and politicians, inventions and innovations, and political and religious movements. Fields trips to the Etowah Indian Mounds, Kennesaw Mountain Historic Site, Atlanta History Center, and the Martin Luther King Historic Site are planned.
America: The Last, Best Hope Vol. 1 & 2 by Bill Bennett (Parents should purchase in advance.)
Instructor: 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 is the primary author ofThe 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 an works for UGA in a program providing classes and support for foster families, and a son who is at the University of Tennessee majoring in business.
Cost: $590 for year OR $260 for the fall semester and $330 for the spring semester OR $70/month due first class of the semester/month for 9 months. Late fee additional $5 per week.
One-time materials fee: $30