Mrs. America: The ERA, Feminism and America FLEX

Kirsten Bowman JD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(706)
Through the 9 part series, Mrs. America, this course explores the leaders and events of the 1970s fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

Class Experience

US Grade 8 - 11
The aims of the course are to understand the complexities of the second feminist wave in America, to gain analytical skills  and the critical understand diverse opinions and ideologies.  My classes are always aimed at teaching how to think, not what to think. 
I am an American human rights lawyer who has taught both at the law school level and on Outschool on various topics relating to civil rights, women's rights, human rights, grass roots organizing, legal activism and more for many years.  
Homework Offered
Each week will require watching video materials, reading extra source materials, writing an opinion essay and responding to each classmates opinion essay. A final project to be posted in the classroom (TED talk style) should be being worked on throughout the length of the course.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Letters grades can be given for this class when requested.
Grades Offered
there is very mild sexual and language content (assumption of marital sex and a very few words that could be considered objectionable...but nothing very serious) within the episodes themselves.  Please see this link to CommonSense media review for further information.  It should be noted that CommonSense media provides a 15+ age range for this series. 
Mrs. America can be found on Hulu, Apple TV, YouTube and other various streaming services.  Further sources to be used include both primary and secondary sources found on and which provide primary source writings and video as well as secondary source materials designed to encourage critical thinking and multiple perspectives.  

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(706)
I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and completed my PhD in international law in 2023. 

I have travelled the world working for the UN as a... 
Flex Class


weekly or $100 for 10 weeks
10 weeks

No live video meetings
Ages 13-18
1-18 learners per class

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