Students explain the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past make a difference in others' lives. The life and work of Cesar Chavez is the focus.
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Take a Walk in Their Shoes: Great Leaders of Our Time
Research the characteristics of leaders who have used nonviolence to change society. The class then applies this information to their own community to find leaders with these same characteristics, creating a wall collage of pictures and...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Students identify productive resources that are important to migrant workers. In this lesson on resources, students give examples of natural resources, human resources and capital resources that apply to migrant workers. This lesson has...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Harvesting Hope--Asking for Change Letters
Second graders compose friendly letters. In this writing lesson, 2nd graders read the text Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez and discuss the rights of farm workers. Students brainstorm things at school they would like to change...
2nd English Language Arts
Multi-Cultural and Multi-Perspective Lesson Plan
Third graders discuss the work of Cesar Chavez. In this multi-cultural lesson, 3rd graders listen to the story Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull. They write a double-entry journal focusing on the rights of farm...
3rd Social Studies & History