Cesar Chavez Teacher Resources
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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.
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 for humans and animals. Learners try to answer these questions and then use them during a class discussion.
The Reformers: Martin Luther and César Chávez
Kids consider the characteristics needed to be reformers like Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez. They read a series of quotes focused on both animal and human rights to answer eight critical thinking questions.
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.
Corridos: Reflecting Social Justice
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,
Common Good in Aztec Culture
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.
Creating Hero Art
Students design original artworks to show characteristics of their hero. For 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.
The Cause: A book Drive
Third graders assess the needs of their community. In this service project lesson, 3rd graders discuss what they know about Cesar Chavez. Students listen to La Causa: The Migrant Farmworkers' Story. Students design a service project and implement it. Students reflect on their project and what they learned by doing it.
Yankee Doodle... More than Just a Catchy Tune
Students investigate the history of patriotic music and practice singing the tunes with classmates. In this U.S. History lesson, students examine lyrics of the traditional song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and discuss the differing points of view in the song. Students sing "Yankee Doodle" as well as other classic patriotic songs in class.
Brown v. Board of Education
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. In this social justice activity, 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.
Teens Making a Difference
Is your opinion significant? Help your class discover the influence their opinions hold and encourage them to make a positive change in their community. To start, they get in teams and brainstorm why their school should have more healthy food options and/or more choices in physical activity. They choose one topic to focus on, and then they discuss how they can instigate change. Some optional activities require lessons that are not included, so you may have to search for these online.
New Movements For Social Justice: The Latino Struggle for Equal Rights
Students examine myths and stereotypes about Hispanic immigrant groups. They appreciate and share the strengths of their diversity and view films that challenge ideas about education and cultural values. They explore the Latino Rights Movements that took shape in the l960's and l970's.
The Craft of Writing through Narrative History
Third graders are introduced to the techniques of proper writing. After reading various biographies and autobiographies, they compare and contrast their own lives to the ones they read. In groups, they develop questions to interview one of their family members and individually write their own narratives.
The Chicano Movement in California - Culture, Causes, and Community
Learners explore the culture and community of the Chicano movement in California using prints that emerged from the Chicano movement. The historical, binational, and bicultural components are examined in this three lessons unit.
In the Struggle for Equality and Justice for All
Students focus on the struggle for minorities rights. They describe the civil rights movement of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They trace the roots of the movement in the second-class treatment accorded many black Americans and describe attempts to correct unfair laws and customs.
An Introduction to the First Amendment
Students research and explore the First Amendment and what it means to them.
United We Stand
Student examine the life and work of Cesar Chavez. In this Teaching Tolerance lesson, students read about Cesar Chavez and recognize his work as a labor leader. Students discuss the concept of standing together as a group to fight injustice.
Amelia's Road: Teacher's Guide
Students complete pre reading, writing, during reading, and interdisciplinary activities for the book Amelia's Road. In this reading lesson plan, students complete journal entries, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Month Lessons
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about history, culture, art, food, and civil rights.