Social Studies

Women in World War II

This 5-session class looks the contributions and experience of women in WW2 with the fighting and the homefront from the US, Russia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and other nations.
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55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn:
1.  The diverse contributions and experiences of women in WW2 across many nations.
2.  How the nation shaped the experience of women in the war (ie: the roles and experience varied in great part with the culture of the nation they were from).
3.  To what extent these new roles and experiences continued after the war or were quickly pushed back in to pre-war traditional roles.
I teach extensively on Outschool on a range of history and social studies courses.  I've taught at multiple Universities as well as worked with elementary, middle-school, and high-school learners in a class setting.
Each learner will be assigned the name of a woman who played a role in the war (such as Violette Szabo or Marina Raskova) to research and then do an oral report to the rest of the class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Participation and frequent knowledge checks.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
First, this class discusses a world war--it's violent and bloody.  Second, there are some specific topics that we will cover that are grim:  the Comfort Women, the rape of German women with the fall of Berlin, the treatment of US nurses as POWs, and women in the Holocaust.
As we cover specific topics, I'll provide references (historically accurate movies and books) relevant to that session (such as: Code Girls, or The Land Girls).


Joe Willmore
Lives in the United States
Former University Professor, Consultant, and Author
230 total reviews
260 completed classes

About Me

I was an instructor at George Mason University, University of Massachusetts, and University of Virginia.  I've coached High School Debate (we finished 2nd in the country at NFL).  I've coached youth soccer (including multiple all-star teams). ... 
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