Breaking the Rules: Defiant Women in United States History – Grades 6 – 8 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Thursday, January 13 2022 @ 11:00AM - Thursday, March 17 2022 @ 12:30PM EST| $250.00
- Day of Week
- Class Times
- 11:00AM - 12:30PM (ET)
- Eva Goldstein-Meola
- Instructor Email:
- [email protected]
- 6 - 8
Well-behaved women seldom make history.
In this Breaking the Rules, we will meet 10 defiant women from United States history, who didn’t ask permission to make their mark on the world. Students will learn about lesser-known rebel-rousers such as Alice Paul, C.J. Walker and Dolores Huerta.
Students will learn via PowerPoint with visuals, interesting anecdotes and games of Kahoot! to introduce these women to the students. We will discuss the traits that these women poses and how these qualities helped them to make a difference in our country’s history. Every class will end with a discussion about how these women can inspire us to practice resilience in our own lives.
Finally, students will research their own “Breaking the Rules” female and present his/her findings on this female.
Women we will study:
- Sonia Sotomayor, American Supreme Court Justice
- Shirley Chisholm, American Politician
- Alice Paul, American Women’s Rights Activist
- Mercy Otis Warren, American Poet
- Dolores Huerta, American Labor Leader
- Deborah Sampson, American Military Woman
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Author
- Madam C.J. Walker, American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist
- Bessie Coleman, American Aviator
The class will be a combination of reading, research, discussion, lecture and projects (timeline and map).
Students should expect approximately one to two hours of homework a week.
Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.