Lesson Plan

The 1968 East LA School Walkouts

The East LA School walkouts are the focus of a lesson that looks at the importance of an education that honors the culture of all learners. Class members watch videos and read an article on the LA student demands to gather background information on the walkouts, engage in groups discussions, and develop their needs for their school.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource during Spanish Heritage Month September 15-October 15 
Classroom Considerations
  • Set aside extra prep time to view the PBS documentary Prejudice and Pride and to read the
    "Background on the Chicano Movement" article
  • Presumes class members are familiar with Think, Pair, Share as well as Jigsaw and Big Paper strategies
Pros
  • The lesson asks pupils to evaluate how their school reflects their own stories and cultures 
  • The plan is carefully scaffolded and richly detailed
Cons
  • None