Student Resources

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Art & Culture
What is Sor Juana wearing?

What is Sor Juana wearing?

Lesson 1: The Sonnets, Sor Juana, the Poet

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a major literary figure, and the first great Latin American poet, is a product of el Siglo de Oro Español (Spanish Golden Age). Explore the different facets of this painting to learn about Sor Juana and what the life of a nun was like in the 17th century.

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: Congress Expands Washington’s Powers

What problems was Congress attempting to address when it granted expanded powers to George Washington in 1776?

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: George Washington’s Early Military Experience

Have students complete the first chart—"George Washington's Early Military Experience." Discuss the results. What signs were there in his early career that Washington would become an effective military leader? In what ways did he show in his military career up to 1758 that he was learning from experience?

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: What are the Qualities of a Good Military Leader?

Have students complete the chart, "George Washington as Commander in Chief." Discuss the results. In what ways had Washington become a better leader since his first military command?

History & Social Studies

What's in a Name: Characteristic and Patronymic Names -- First Game

For EDSITEment Lesson: How Did Surnames Come to Be? Match each surname to its meaning. A correct answer will win you two stars. Continue until the chart is filled with stars.