Cesar Chavez Day | All About the Holidays

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President Barack Obama set aside March 31st to recognize the efforts of Cesar Chavez to improve the conditions of migrant workers in the United States. A short video provides a brief biography of Chavez and his approach to labor organization.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research the history of the United Farm Workers and their non-violent protests
  • Include in a study of other labor and civil rights activists
  • Ask learners to investigate the path of produce from farms to their local market
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Provides a brief overview of Chavez's efforts
Cons

  • None