Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus")

This Contrasting Perspectives: Should the Farmworkers in Esperanza Rising Go On Strike? (Chapter 12: "Los Esparragos/Asparagus") assessment also includes:

Explore multiple perspectives through a jigsaw activity that will improve your pupils' understanding of the characters in Esperanza Rising as well as their understanding of strikes and human rights. Tapping into prior knowledge, and previous notes taken on these topics, class members will add to their information about their assigned character, meet in expert groups, and get together with their original group of three to cross-share information. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate into a unit about human rights, or use when reading Esperanza Rising
Pros

  • Provides an exit ticket that asks learners to take a stance and use evidence to support their answers
  • A great interdisciplinary activity between language arts and social studies
Cons

  • None