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Students discuss Cesar Chavez. They watch as the teacher demonstrates making a KWL chart. Students make a chart, filling in their answers under the headings. Students watch a video about Cesar Chavez. The teacher demonstrates making a time line of Martin Luther King. Students research and create a time line for the life of Cesar Chavez.
Eighth graders analyze Cesar Chavez's actions to help migrant farm workers and write a summary of his actions and their impact. They map out the areas on a California map that Cesar worked and helped the migrant farm workers. They then compare migrant farm conditions then and now.
Second graders compose friendly letters. In this writing lesson, 2nd graders read the text Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez and discuss the rights of farm workers. Students brainstorm things at school they would like to change and begin to compose a friendly letter to the principal asking for their desired change in the school.
Young scholars identify productive resources that are important to migrant workers. In this lesson on resources, students give examples of natural resources, human resources and capital resources that apply to migrant workers. This lesson has worksheets that integrate other content areas.
Third graders discuss the work of Cesar Chavez. In this multi-cultural lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull. They write a double-entry journal focusing on the rights of farm workers and the National Farm Workers Association.
In this reading comprehensive worksheet, students read a factual passage about the Peaceful Protesters Henry David Thoreau, M.L.King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Cesar Chavez and answer comprehensive questions. Students answer 2 questions plus complete a 10 word crossword puzzle.
Research the characteristics of leaders who have used nonviolence to change society. The class then applies this information to their own community to find leaders with these same characteristics, creating a wall collage of pictures and words that demonstrate attributes of successful leaders. Individuals will then write a detailed description and create a poster for one community leader. An extensive bibliography provides internet links and books the teacher can use as resources.