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  • Women in Colonial Latin America 

    Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria Jose (2020-05)
    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 ...
  • Lesson 1: The Age of Exploration 

    Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria Jose (2020-05)
    In 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.
  • Lesson 2: Malintzin: Indigenous Women Discover Spain 

    Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria Jose (2020-05)
    In 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 ...
  • Lesson 3: The Lieutenant Nun: More Than Catalina, More Than Alonso 

    Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria Jose (2020-05)
    Students 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 ...
  • Lesson 4: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Obedience and Rebellion from the Convent 

    Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ramirez, Maria Jose (2020-05)
    In 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 ...