Cesar Chavez Teacher Resources
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Cesar Chavez and the Mexican-American Field Worker Experience
After researching and learning about the work of Cesar Chavez, your young historians will design a booklet on the conditions and needs of today's field workers and the Mexican-American field worker experience.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Take a Walk in Their Shoes: Great Leaders of Our Time
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...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
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...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
American History: The United Farm Workers (UFW) and Pesticides
Young scholars are able to answer research questions through internet research. They write a bridf history of the UFW using research. Students are able to create resumes of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta by researching their biography.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
People That Changed the World: 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...
8th Social Studies & History
Bringing Animal Issues into the Classroom: César Chávez
Fifth graders get critical and political while they begin thinking about human and animal rights in relation to the US Constitution. This hand out includes answers to several questions regarding Cesar Chavez and his work to secure rights...
5th Social Studies & History
Multi-Cultural and Multi-Perspective Lesson Plan
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...
3rd Social Studies & History
Harvesting Hope--Asking for Change Letters
Second graders compose friendly letters. In this writing activity, 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...
2nd English Language Arts
The Power of Nonviolence: Change Through Strategic Nonviolent Action
How did major historical figures, such as Henry David Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony, and Mohandas K. Gandhi, explain and defend their beliefs in nonviolence? Your learners will begin by studying the backgrounds of these individuals, and then...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable