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.
“The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.” (Amy Tenney)
If your child loves hearing stories about real people and real events, they will LOVE this class.
In this class, we will explore notable women who have changed the world with their tenacity, intellect, and bravery; however, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Additionally, we will be learning about major historical events, social and political change, geography, and global cultures throughout history. The accomplishments of our rebel girls will set the stage for an incredible journey of women throughout history.
For example, we’ll learn about Harriett Tubman and her work on the underground railroad, but we’ll also explore Quaker culture and their efforts to aid in the abolishment of slavery. We’ll also learn about “freedom quilts” and how they were used to guide freedom seekers.
Fast forward to present day and we’ll learn about Malala Yousafzai. Our focus will go beyond the fast facts about Malala and focus on her tireless efforts to assist refugees around the world today. We’ll learn how someone becomes a refugee and about the life and death decisions refugees are forced to make under unbelievable circumstances.
This class will involve presentations, video, and lots of group discussion. The women of 2021 stand on the shoulders of some fierce rebel girls. This class is the tip of the iceberg in honoring them.
A special note for the boys: This class is open to all! We welcome you, your insight, and your opinions. Even the Dalai Lama is a self-proclaimed feminist! So, you’ll be in good company.
Homework is approximately one hour weekly plus a long-term project.
Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.