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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. 
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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
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.
Students research and explore the First Amendment and what it means to them.
Pupils 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.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about history, culture, art, food, and civil rights.
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.
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.
Students investigate the history of early Hispanic workers in the U.S. They complete an online Webquest, explore various websites, read about Latinos in the U.S. today, view a mural, and answer discussion questions.
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. To end the lesson, they use the internet to research various aspects of Latino culture.
Third graders explore the life of George Washington. In this social studies lesson, 3rd graders view a PowerPoint presentation about George Washington and read a biography. Students sequence the events of Washington's life.
Pupils define the meaning of a hero. Using a variety of activities, they categorize a series of people as heroic. Learners use George Washington Carver, Cal Ripkin Jr. and Cesar Chavez as real-life examples of  heroism.
Students explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña. They explore when and where these weather changes occur, and about the effects they have on everything in their wake.
Young scholars explain the potential consequences of protest. They discuss selected historical conflicts and examine the role of the individual in protest.
Students examine the nationwide immigrants' rights demonstrations. They research and discuss proposed legislation leading up to the demonstrations.
First graders practice reading and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. Ten lessons on one page.
First graders explore learning skills that can be practiced at home in the ten lessons of this unit. Oral reading, letter formation, fairy tale identification, and phonic awareness exercises are provided in this unit.
Fourth graders examine the agriculture explosion in California in the late 1800's to the early 1930's. They analyze primary source material putting themselves into the shoes of a child laborer. They also gain an understanding of different cultures.

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