Herstory: Women in American History

Course Number: 227

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Pending Approval: Social Science “A” Requirement. Satisfies one semester of the Social Studies graduation requirement.

Course Description:

In this course, students explore the history of women in the United States from the colonial period to the present. 

Placing gender at the center of historical analysis, students examine the cultural, economic, and political developments that shaped the lives of women in America. Students focus on the common experiences of women, as well as differences based on race, class, region, religion, and other social factors. To move women’s voices from the margins to the center, students analyze women’s writings and art. Additionally, students explore the constraints that women confronted in their demand for full citizenship and evaluate the strategies activists pioneered for challenging those constraints.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • There is no textbook for this course. Reading assignments will be provided to the students by instructor.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes