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Students, in classroom computer stations, examine the United Farm Workers and the Delano Grape Boycott. They also identify Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their roles in labor struggles. Students create Venn diagrams comparing and contrasting Chavez to Panchito or Zoot Suits in the short story,"The Circuit."
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic. Learning links, reflections, service opportunities, and worksheets are included in the richly detailed plan.
Discuss the meaning of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, explore figurative language, and read about Harriet Tubman and her courage. After the discussion, learners analyze painter/author Jacob Lawrence's use of composition and imagery, develop their own ideas, and use oil pastels to create works of art that show meaning and symbolism. The class creates a rubric and self-assess their work.
Students analyze different perspectives of the history of the Holocaust. They experience primary and secondary sources along with pieces from literature, documentaries, songs and letters. A commitment of honor and dedication is expressed through the thoughts and feelings experienced by the survivors of the Holocaust viewed in this instructional activity.