Open Tent Academy
Open Tent Academy is an all-inclusive, virtual environment where homeschoolers (and “after-schoolers”) can take an array of classes, taught by instructors, who are experts in their fields.
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.