Mrs. America: The ERA, Feminism and America FLEX
Kirsten Bowman JD
Through the 9 part series, Mrs. America, this course explores the leaders and events of the 1970s fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
US Grade 8 - 11
This is a Flexible schedule class, meaning that there are no live meetings. However, that does not mean that you will not have interaction with the teacher or classmates. On the contrary we will be reading each others work, interacting and responding to each others work and discussing and debating the various opinions presented in each others work. This course will lean on the mini-series Mrs. America to learn about the movement of second-wave feminists in the 1970s, the fight for the...
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 OfferedEach 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 OfferedLetters grades can be given for this class when requested.
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. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/mrs-america. 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 PBSlearningmedia.org and FacingHistory.org which provide primary source writings and video as well as secondary source materials designed to encourage critical thinking and multiple perspectives.
Meet the teacher
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...
$10weekly or $100 for 10 weeks
No live video meetings
1-18 learners per class