Cesar Chavez Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power. They trace the transformation of the California economy in its political and cultural development since the 1850's.
Students examine the concepts of human and civil rights. In this philanthropy lesson, students watch The Mighty Times: The Children March. Students discuss concepts relating to civil rights and change.
Learners create a timeline on the development of the Pajaro Valley Area. In this social science lesson, students discuss the changes that took place in the area over the past 300 years. They draw a pictures of how the area has changed during particular time periods.
Students engage in a lesson which honors the Latino community as part of Thirteen/WNET's annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. They utilize worksheets and access websites imbedded in this plan which guide their learning.
Students discuss the origin of strawberries and employees involved with picking strawberries. In this algebra lesson plan, students discuss how much a worker who picks strawberry makes based on their flats. They create a table with the workers name and total flats they fill per day.
Middle schoolers discuss philanthropy. In this fair trade activity, students discover the meaning of fair trade. They are given the definition and work in small groups to read further on the topic and answer questions. This activity includes resource links and an idea for an extension assignment.
America was built on the strength of its workers, and on Labor Day we recognize their contributions.
Young scholars examine how boycotts have promoted economic, social, and political change in U.S. history. They research current boycott targets, create promotional flyers, and analyze economic and non-economic factors that influence the efficacy of a boycott.
First graders participate in home and school based literacy activities in this unit. They examine fables in school and practice the literacy activities at home.
First graders explore Aztec culture to gain understanding of relationship between music, recreation, and culture. Seven lessons on one page.
Fourth graders research Hispanic child labor in California's agricultural period. They create dioramas reflecting the lives of migrant farm workers and political cartoons as produce crate labels, They illustrate farm scenes and hold a gallery tour.
Students investigate how murals portray cultural expression. They study the history of mural making, explore its symbolism and design a mural of their own.
Third graders complete various activities pertaining to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day. They conduct research and complete writing and art activities on the background of each federal holiday.
Second graders study the talents and interests that have helped people to "make the world better." They begin by reading a story about 5 individuals who have "made a difference." This webquest extends this exploration by guiding the students in a determination of the personal ATTRIBUTES that we find in these people who make a difference.
Students draw conclusions and interpret data from various sources including song lyrics, artifacts and visual images. In this history lesson students interpret data, and identify issues and problems in the past,
Students define sacrifices and determine the value of a sacrifice. In this sacrifices lesson, students compare present day sacrifices to those of the Aztecs. Students complete a worksheet evaluating present day sacrifices.
Students design original artworks to show characteristics of their hero. In this hero art lesson, student recognize the qualities that make someone a hero to them. Students create an original artwork in the medium of their choice to represent their hero.
Young scholars investigate the history of patriotic music and practice singing the tunes with classmates. In this U.S. History lesson plan, students examine lyrics of the traditional song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and discuss the differing points of view in the song. Young scholars sing "Yankee Doodle" as well as other classic patriotic songs in class.
Students investigate the economy and working world by discovering Labor Day. In this holiday lesson plan, students participate in a tug-o-war activity demonstrating strength vs. weakness and comparing it to the history of labor negotiations. Students utilize the Internet to read stories about labor day events and find song lyrics about Union Workers.
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. For this social justice lesson, 9th graders read "Making History," and discuss the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students then take the provided Civil Rights test.