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Breaking the Rules: Defiant Women in US History

In this one-time course, students will learn about 10 strong, famous, and influential women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul who broke the rules and made U.S. history.
April Tierney, M.Ed.
2061 total reviews for this teacher
82 reviews for this class
Completed by 312 learners
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times


Fri, Oct 14

Meet once (1 day)
10:00 – 10:50 AM
4 learners enrolled

Fri, Oct 21

Meet once (1 day)
10:30 – 11:20 AM

Mon, Nov 7

Meet once (1 day)
11:00 – 11:50 AM

Thu, Dec 1

Meet once (1 day)
12:00 – 12:50 PM
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Class Experience

Students will learn about 10 influential women in US history.
I have been teaching for over 15 years and I have a Master's degree in education, including a K-8 Social Studies endorsement.
 1 file available upon enrollment
A one-page handout will be provided.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please see the list of women we will discuss in the class description above- some of them are polarizing figures. None of them were angels - we are all both heroes and villains in someone else's story. 


April Tierney, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Teaching with passion since 2004!
2061 total reviews
1455 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is April and I am a life-long educator from Iowa. I have a Master's degree in education and more than 18 years of teaching experience at many different age levels. Most of my experience falls between 4th-8th grade, but I have spent... 
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