ERIC Number: ED216942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Mexican Women in Anahuac and New Spain: Three Study Units. Aztec Roles, Spanish Notary Revelations, Creole Genius.
Ladd, Doris M.
This guide contains three Latin American study units for students in junior and community colleges on the topic of Mexican women in Anahuac and New Spain. Objectives are to help the student read history, exercise empathy, think critically, stimulate interest in the study of women, and understand the dignity and fascination of the Mexican heritage. Unit one focuses on what Aztecs believed a woman had to do and be to be considered good or bad. Unit two deals with what Spanish, Moorish, Indian, and Black women were actually doing in the 16th century in Mexico City just before the Conquest. Unit three presents primary source materials which illustrate the treatment of a woman genius (Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz) in 17th century Mexico. Translations from the original Nahuatl or Spanish contain oral histories, surveys of public opinion, notary records, wills, letters, and autobiographies. Each unit begins with an introduction to the text and ends with an information section which provides comparisons, additional facts, or strategies, and questions for reflection and discussion. To evaluate the academic work, a take-home essay is suggested. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Females, Latin American Culture, Latin American History, Latin American Literature, Latin Americans, Mexicans, Primary Sources, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study, Womens Studies
Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall 1,318, Austin, TX 78712 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Inst. of Latin American Studies.