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Women in Literature

Tina Hugall MHA MBA
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(847)
Come join us as we explore the power of the written word and how women like Shelley, Austen, Dickinson, Blume, and more have, over the centuries, used literature not only as entertainment but also as a voice for change.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
14 lessons//14 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Explore the personal stories of women writers including Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai
 Week 2
Lesson 2
The early 1800's
Explore the writings of the Bronte Sisters and Jane Austen
 Week 3
Lesson 3
International Authors
Stories from around the world
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Explore women poets from Emily Dickinson to Maya Angelou
 Week 5
Lesson 5
The power of books in the 1800's
Women who used books to create political and cultural change - Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan Warner, Helen Hunt Jackson
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Volume of published works
Barbara Carland (723 books), Danielle Steel (170), etc...
 Week 7
Lesson 7
From Mary Wollstonecrafts "A Vindication on the Rights of Women" (1792) to Betty Friedans "The Feminine Mystique (1963)
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Writers that created movements
Rachel Carson and the environmental movement
 Week 9
Lesson 9
From Agatha Christie to modern mystery writers and sub-genres
 Week 10
Lesson 10
From Mary Shelley to Anne Rice
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Young Adult Authors of the 80's and 90's
Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary, Lois Lowry, etc.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Young Adult Authors 2000 - Present
Cassandra Clare, Suzanne Collins, etc.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Creating an empire
J.K. Rowling and authors who created series that have changed pop culture
 Week 14
Lesson 14
The power of literature; what it takes to get published
Students will read and learn about different women in literature. We will talk about the themes of the stories and the lives of the writers. We will also discuss how literature can shape a culture and impact society. 

Students will be responsible for weekly written assignments, which will include reviews of short videos on Youtube, reading short passages or articles, and exploring their own literary voice. 

Our goals for this class are to:

Write about what we learn through a traditional essay format.
Use primary sources and different types of media (such as film and art) to learn about historical events.
Learn about historical events through the context of geography and how it affected different events.
Research, organize, and present their research on various topics, events, and figures.
Discuss topics while focusing on using specific details, facts, and reasons to support their opinions.
Use technology to research both past and current events and topics. 
To be able to construct arguments and rebuttals
Recognized Inequities and their causes
Understand differences between present and past perspectives, and apply it to present day issues

I have been an educator on Outschool since February of 2018. I have my MBA and MHA, both of which have taught me the value of conducting research and asking questions.  I have a passion for history, organization, reading, and learning. You can usually find me in the middle of 2-3 books or watching a documentary.

I am also an Outschool ACE Educator, which means that I continually seek out ways to improve my teaching skills and knowledge, as well as the learner experience. Some of the seminars/courses that I have attended in the past are: Foundations for Teaching and Learning About Native Americans; The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines; Using the “Diary of Anne Frank” to Amplify Students’ Voices; Painting a Just Picture – Art and Activism. 
Homework Offered
Each week I will post to the classroom a list of 3-7 questions due the following Saturday. There will also be a list of 2-5 research topics or projects, and each student will choose one that interests them. Answers for the research topics only have to be a paragraph or two. This is also due Saturday of each week. Homework can either be sent through the communication function of Outschool (email) or posted on the classroom page. Each project is be written clearly and with any references noted. (No cut and paste)
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Final Grades will be given upon request based on work completed.
Grades Offered
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Some of the novels discussed may contain adult themes: slavery, racism, discrimination, sexism, abuse. 

This class will utilize Youtube videos for sharing of lecture videos, as well as supplemental lessons. All Youtube videos are embedded into the Outschool platform. This class may also utilize Kahoot. Learners will be given a direct link and game pin to play. 
Some of the sources used for this class are, but not limited to: 
National Geographic
Library of Congress
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(847)

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14 pre-recorded lessons
14 weeks of teacher support
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Ages: 13-18

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