Honoring César E. Chávez
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
César Chávez's non-violent struggle to help migrant farm workers has left a lasting legacy for us to embrace and share with others. This humble humanitarian lived his life treating everyone fairly. His vision for equality, justice and dignity for all Americans helped people understand the importance of labor unions for poor and disenfranchised farm workers.
I have gathered some things I found on the internet that I will use with my class as soon as we go back on track. One of the "gems" of my research is the model curriculum lessons found on the California Department of Education's Website. This curriculum uses a standards-based lesson format to provide an in depth exploration into Chávez's life, career and his later work organizing farm workers. The vocabulary lessons and comprehension lessons are very nicely thought out. I've linked to the second grade lessons below, but you can find K-12 grade level materials.