Eastside Academic Studies

Health (Spring)

Teacher: Dana Spears
Date/Time: Tuesday - 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Room: 260/262
Department: PE and Health
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

This course is a one-semester course in health covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, medicine, genetics, and substance abuse. Dr. Spears is the author of The Konos Way health curriculum used in this class. Each week students will have writing assignments and projects due that are related to chapter topics. The focus is on experiential learning and the development of healthy habits. The relationship between a Christian worldview and health will be explored.

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, 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 Dreameron parenting creative-sensitive children. She has directed numerous plays through community theater groups and Konos Academy in Fayetteville, GA, and has coached students who qualified for regional and national competitions in speech through NCFCA (National Christian Forensics and Communications Association). 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 as a costume designer, a daughter who is a senior at the University of Georgia majoring in family studies, and a son who is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee majoring in business.

Cost: $260/semester or $65/month due first class of the semester/month for 5 months (Jan.-May). Late fee additional $5 per week. Materials fee is $25 and includes textbook.

Minimum enrollment: 8

Grades 9-12

Worldview: Christian

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