Cesar Chavez Teacher Resources
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Students 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, 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.
Students discuss philanthropy. In this fair trade lesson, 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 lesson 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.
Students 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,
Middle schoolers define sacrifices and determine the value of a sacrifice. In this sacrifices instructional activity, students compare present day sacrifices to those of the Aztecs. Middle schoolers complete a worksheet evaluating present day sacrifices.
Students 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. Students 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, 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. In 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.
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.
Designed specifically for beginning Spanish speakers (as the text is all in English), this two-page document encourages your class to consider culture, those with Hispanic heritage, and several well-known Hispanic Americans. What a great springboard into a research opportunity. The answers are not included, and it is clear that specific words are required for each fill in the blank offered.
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.