Social Studies

Mrs. America: The ERA, Feminism and America FLEX

Through the 9 part series, Mrs. America, this course explores the leaders and events of the 1970s fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Over 10 weeks

13-18

year olds

1-18

learners per class

per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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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.  
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.  
Letters grades can be given for this class when requested.  
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
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.  

Teacher

Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
573 total reviews
302 completed classes

About Me

I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and homeschooling mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and will complete my PhD in international law in 2021. 

I have travelled the world... 
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