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A Web of Workers
Students create webs, emphasizing interdependence of workers and products in the community.
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Transcontinental Railroad Web Quest
Students examine aspects of the Transcontinental Railroad. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students conduct a web-quest in order to gather information about the Transcontinental Railroad. Students will use their information to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Students identify productive resources that are important to migrant workers. In this lesson plan on resources, students give examples of natural resources, human resources and capital resources that apply to migrant workers. This lesson...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
While many of our young scholars may recognize the date of September 11, 2001 in the United States, most will not be able to personally recall what transpired. On Patriot Day, introduce your young learners to the events, aftermath, and...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building Background Knowledge: Why Do Workers Strike? (Chapter 11: "Los Aguacates/Avocados")
Make connections between Esperanza Rising and human rights with the activities outlined here. The lesson starts out with a brief quiz and review of the novel. After that, pupils circulate and share quote strips that you give to them. The...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Trouble in the Fields: Mexican Migrant Workers
Students become curators and museum reviewers for an online gallery using a selected group of primary sources on Mexican migrant workers. They share and reflect on their own and each other's ideas though participation in an on-line...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
All Work and No Pay Makes Workers Angry
Students examine and react to a current cost-cutting dilemma faced by store managers. They then study the rights of worker and employers, and draft their findings in chapters of a book examining labor laws in the United States.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History