Strength in Solidarity: Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Campaign for Fair Food

Not all food is created equal. The lesson dives into the world of migrant farm workers to show their struggles to earn livable wages and better working conditions. Academics learn why the Coalition of Immokalee Workers was created and read about their Campaign for Fair Food. Scholars read primary sources, complete worksheets, and create artwork to understand how workers used boycotts and other methods to push back against the system of oppression. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to the National Farm Workers Association 
  • Discuss ways consumers have a positive impact on the food supply chain 
Classroom Considerations
  • Last installment of a three-part series called Becoming US - Resistance
  • Requires art materials to complete the lesson 
Pros
  • Lesson includes a poetry reading to engage students
  • Resource brings to light the struggles facing migrant farm workers 
Cons
  • None
Common Core