Social Studies

The History of Women in the Civil War

During the Civil War, women did more than sit at home worrying about their husbands and sons. They were nurses, spies, and yes, even soldiers who fought to defend the Union or Confederacy. Let's talk about the women during the Civil War.
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per class

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over 5 weeks


year olds


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Class Experience

Students will learn that, although women were not allowed to join the Confederate or Union armies during the Civil War, they did more than sit at home worrying about their husbands and sons. Instead, they will learn that this period was when women became nurses, soldiers, spies and how this tragic event helped the women's rights movement.
I have taught numerous classes on the Civil War, as well as oppressed and marginalized people both on Outschool and elsewhere. Whether black or white, Northern or Southern, rich or poor, women confronted daunting obstacles during the Civil War, and I will handle these topics in an age-appropriate manner. If there are any concerns or questions, please contact me, and I will respond as soon as possible.
There is no homework, but I do give some extra learning options at the end of the class in case someone wants to learn more about the subject we learn each week.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
When talking about a tragic event like the Civil War, some sensitive questions may arise. These questions may come up in class, or they may come up in your home. As with all my classes, I  will answer these questions at an age-appropriate level. However, if they come up in your home and you have any concerns or questions, I am always here to help. 
I have studied the Civil War for many years and have taken many college courses on the subject. For this class, I will be using that information, the Library of Congress website, as well as the following books (students do not need to purchase):
1) Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More
2) Women of the Blue and Gray 
3) They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War 
4) Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi 
5) Women in the Civil War
6) A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War


Paul Kopulos
Lives in the United States
Weird and Interesting History, Story Creation, Novel Study, and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs.
130 total reviews
68 completed classes

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Looking back on my early years of learning, what I remember most are the subjects I enjoyed, teachers who made learning fun, and getting to study what I wanted. This is what I love about homeschooling my kids. I get to teach them what they are... 
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