Latinx Rights in 1960s California
The two lessons in the Latinx Rights in 1960s California unit module examine two protests: The East LA school walkouts and the California grape workers strike of 1965-66. The East LA School walkouts lesson plan looks at the importance of an education that honors the culture of all learners. Class members watch videos and read an article on the LA student demands to gather background information on the walkouts, engage in groups discussions, and develop their needs for their school. The lesson that focuses on the California grape workers' strike of 1965-66 asks high schoolers to investigate farmworkers' strategies to organize and gain contracts with grape growers that ensured higher wages and better work conditions. A great unit for Hispanic Heritage Month.