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- Students will examine the Spanish colonization of Mexico through the lens of Indigenous ‘resistance’—physical resistance, religious resistance, and socio-cultural resistance—using primary source documents. Students will gain and develop an understanding of the concepts of hegemony and transculturation, ultimately applying that understanding by connecting Indigenous influences on modern Mexican culture.
- Student lesson plans for grades 9-12 using archival materials from the Benson Latin American Collection's U.S. Latinx holdings
- Students 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.