Stealing Home: Chavez Ravine
Students research the Chavez Ravine community of Los Angeles and the displacement of residents for the construction of Dodger Stadium. They discuss Chavez Ravine in terms of property rights versus eminent domain.
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Cesar Chavez Curriculum Guide Day of Service and Learning
Cesar Chavez, the United Farmworker's Movement, and the struggle for Chicano Civil Rights are the focus of a Day of Service and Learning curriculum guide that asks participants to investigate the conditions, events, and attitudes that...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mary Maverick and Texas History - Part 1
What's the difference between a diary and a memoir? Young historians explore the ramifications of this question as they learn how to use primary source materials to gain an understanding of life on the Texas frontier.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
"All We Want Is an Equal Chance, an Open Field, and a Fair Fight"
Students investigate the California Gold Rush. In this California history lesson, students analyze images, letters, and documents from the era to discover information about the events and social conditions spurred by the Gold Rush....
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: An American Grail?
High schoolers discuss the possibility of a treasure lost in the Sierra Madre mountains that could be considered the American holy grail. After reading a novel, they examine the relationship between the grail, gold, and characters. To...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Raven: Creator of the Universe?
Students conduct research to learn about the fascinating ways and lore of the raven. They analyze the variety of ways the raven has been perceived by different cultures and classify the information and create a convincing argument to...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History