The Farm Worker Movement

New Review

An impactful video details the work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in creating the United Farmworkers. In the 1960s farm workers of California stood together to better their working conditions. Making their way to Sacramento, thousands of dedicated workers, Chaves, and Huerta proved to be successful in establishing the first union for farmworkers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom—assign the video for homework alongside reflection questions, when they return to school build onto what pupils have taken from the video with a learning activity 
  • To learn more about the union's leaders—Cesar Chaves and Dolores Huerta—explore books in the library and articles online 
  • Play the video and conduct a grand conversation during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15
Classroom Considerations

  • Preview the material prior to showing your class as it contains sensitive material 
Pros

  • Video is made up of interviews and real footage 
  • The production level is high 
  • Related videos are listed at the bottom of the webpage 
Cons

  • None