Cesar Chavez Teacher Resources
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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.
2nd Social Studies & History
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Students research the Industrial Revolution. In this Industrial Revolution lesson plan, students research on the Internet, with books, magazines, fill out worksheets, and more to learn about inventions that were made out of necessity or want from England to the U.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
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.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
How Labor Got Its Day
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.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
To Buy or Not to Buy
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
3rd English Language Arts
The Chicano Movement in California - Culture, Causes, and Community
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Performance Ideas: Theatre
Students study satirical and political theatre to learn how performing arts can be used for social change. In this theatre study lesson, students read about satirical theatre and create art from issues they see in their own lives. Students complete several activities to study the political theatre.
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
How the Great Depression Affected California and CÂ¿Â¿sar E. ChÂ¿Â¿vez
Fourth graders examine the effect of the Great Depression on California. After reading a summary, they discover how the depression and Dust Bowl led to the immigration of great numbers of farm workers into California. They also research how Cesar Chavez was affected by the two events.
4th Social Studies & History
Latin Culture Through Art and Literature
Eleventh graders participate in a lecture on the history of Latin Americans and the role of Latin-American women writers. As a class, they read a story together and identify what lessons the narrator gained throughout the story. In groups, they examine the author's life and compare it to their own.
11th English Language Arts