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The Conquistador’s Wife

The Conquistador’s Wife

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La Malinche and the Conquest of Mexico

“CONQUISTADOR’S WIFE” tells of the Encounter—the Conquest of Mexico—as seen through the eyes of a young native girl, Malinali, who befriends “Strangers” landing on her shores in search of empire and gold. Seeking vengeance through Cortez for the death of her father at the hands of Moctezuma, she discovers the power of forgiveness instead. While this story is 500 years old, the questions it asks are still with us today: was Malinali a hero or a traitor? How do we view those who seem “different:” with suspicion or curiosity, as enemy or friend?

FAMILIES  TEACHERS

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AT HOME

Integrity CW

Integrity

Perspective CW

Perspective

Excellence CW

Excellence

Toltec Wisdom What we think we become.
— Toltec Wisdom
Thunderbird You must give life…not take it.
— Thunderbird
Malinali Gold…is where you find it!
— Malinali
ChoralMaster Forgive the one who does you wrong,
only this will set you free.
— ChoralMaster
Don Miguel Ruiz Words take form.
Use them for love and truth.
— Don Miguel Ruiz

GALLERIES

Launch

Craft

Finale

  • “As educators, we are fueled by those small but powerful moments when a student steps out of their comfort zone and stretches their thinking. Thank you Spirit Series!”
    — Michele KenistonPrincipal, Berwick ME
  • “Their stories made me cry! These kids said amazing things and just blew me away.”
    — Marne TrevesLAUSD Teacher, Los Angeles CA
  • It was an honor doing Spirit Series — I will remember it for the rest of my life!
    Maria Aguilar8th Grade
  • Spirit Series is one of the most amazing curricula I have seen in my four decades of public education.
    Janet ChapmanPrincipal, Rosewood Elementary School
  • “The process was great! Working with my Writing Buddy really helped.”
    — Keiran Rao10th Grade, San Francisco CA
  • “It changed my life — Spirit Series!”
    Dominika Peikos7th Grade