Eastside Academic Studies


Economics (Fall)/ US Gov't (Spring)

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Teacher: Dana Spears
Date/Time: Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Room: 255/257
Department: History and Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)

This high school course presents a Christian worldview on Economics and Government incorporates a fall semester of Economics, and a spring semester of American Government and its roots. Economics topics include: micro-economics, macro-economics, supply and demand, economic models, the Federal Reserve Bank, banking, taxes, and trade. There will be a stock market competition and a prize for the top student. Government topics include: the history of governments, English Common Law, the two-party system, the Articles of Confederation, the United States Constitution and its amendments, key legal decisions in American history, state governments, three branches of government, taxation, and the rights and privileges of citizenship. The Government class will have a field trip to the state capital. Students will have readings, projects or papers, and video assignments to complete before class each week. Bible discussion related to some topics is included.

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 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 majoring and is an administrator for a family support grant at UGA, and a son who is at the University of Tennessee majoring in business.

Cost: $280 fall semester. $350 for spring semester. OR (5% discount) $600 for the year.  Late fee additional $5 per week. Materials fee is $80 (or $40 per semester) and includes 2 texts.

Minimum enrollment: 5

Grades 9-12

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