Women Settling the American West
From the harsh solitary life on the Great Plains to the lawlessness of the Western towns, women settlers faced new challenges daily.
US Grade 6 - 9
Women Settling the American West looks at the experiences of women in the "Wild West" and considers how their lives were affected by their new social and physical environments. We will study how life differed for women than men. We will look at how women dealt with traveling across the country alone and with families, how they made homes out of nothing with no luxuries, the domestic sphere, the farm life versus that of living in the city, how women came together in the times of need and...
Students will learn how women were a large part in the westward expansion and the building of the United States of America.
I am offering this course as a way to help students understand how women helped shape and build the United States of America. I am an American History Professor with a specialization in Women's history.
Homework OfferedDiscussion questions will be posted after each class in the virtual classroom.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
All materials needed for class will be provided.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All materials covered in class are age appropriate. Parents are welcome to set in on the class with their student.
Meet the teacher
Hi, I'm April Rogers. I'm a proud single mom to an amazing son who is off to college this year. When I'm not cheering him on, I love to spend my hours reading and knitting with my five cats by my side. My academic pursuits brought me from the...
$70for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
3-15 learners per class