Lesson Plan

Organizing the Farm Worker Movement

This Organizing the Farm Worker Movement lesson plan also includes:

The food on young scholars' tables was likely harvested by hands that fought for fair wages and working conditions. By examining the life of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, learners connect their daily meals with the struggles of those in the fields. Extension activities help class members connect the movement to non-violent protests and symbols of the labor movement.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare and contrast the leadership of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the organizing of Hispanic farm workers
  • Discuss the conditions that led to the farm worker movement using clips from the PBS documentary Latino Americans
Classroom Considerations
  • Use resource while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
  • It's easy to integrate the video clip into a variety of lesson plans
  • Discussion questions and extension activities connect the Farm Worker Movement to other dynamics in history
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