ItemWomen in Colonial Latin America(2020-05) Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria JoseStudents will learn about how Indigenous and Spanish women navigated Spanish colonization and patriarchy in Latin America. This unit explores women’s agency through the figures of Malintzin (Malinche), Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Catalina de Erauso. ItemLesson 1: The Age of Exploration(2020-05) Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria JoseIn this lesson, students will identify the causes and consequences of the European Expansion. They will consider the importance of Hernan Cortes and Francisco Pizarro in the Spanish conquest of the Americas. ItemLesson 2: Malintzin: Indigenous Women Discover Spain(2020-05) Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria JoseIn this lesson, students will analyze images to compare the role of indigenous women in Mesoamerica before and after the Spanish colonization. They will consider how Malintzin, a Nahua woman from Coatzacoalcos, contributed to this process and how women resisted or adapted to the changes introduced by the Spaniards. ItemLesson 3: The Lieutenant Nun: More Than Catalina, More Than Alonso(2020-05) Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria JoseStudents will learn about the Mapuche, their worldview, lifestyle, and resistance. Through primary sources, they will analyze the day-to-day life of Spanish women in the Araucarian wars, such as Catalina de Erauso, also known as Alonso Diaz. They will find more information to consider how women used the legal and societal conventions to defy gender identity in colonial Latin America. ItemLesson 4: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Obedience and Rebellion from the Convent(2020-05) Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria JoseIn this lesson, students will identify the main events in the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and analyze how the historical context shaped her life. Students will discuss women’s freedom to make decisions in colonial Mexico through Sor Juana’s biography, her poem, You Foolish Men, and artwork inspired by her.