César Chávez

Several years ago I read a great FLTEACH post by Cherice Montgomery where she described a thematic unit about César Chávez, activist for the rights of migrant workers in the United States.  I’ve always wanted to do a similar thematic unit but haven’t yet done it.  I think the short story “Cajas de cartón” would work well with the story of César Chávez.  I’ll use this space to post some things.  For my IB teaching colleagues, I believe a unit on Chávez and Cajas de Cartón would fit under the theme Global Issues, addressing migration.

Cherice Montgomery’s resources:

http://languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/Cesar+Chavez

Cherice’s post on FLTEACH about her thematic unit:

http://listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9708&L=FLTEACH&P=R47394

Free DVD and teacher’s guide:

http://www.tolerance.org/kit/viva-la-causa

Information from the Library of Congress:

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/chavez/aa_chavez_subj.html

PBS documentary:

http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/

“Cajas de cartón” text with audio

http://hhh.gavilan.edu/fmayrhofer/spanish/cajas/p000010.html

“Cajas de cartón” learning module

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~spanmod/modulos/cajas/bio.html

Explanation of the “Bracero Program” mentioned in the story

http://www.farmworkers.org/bespanol.html

A biography of Cesar Chavez in graphic novel form

http://www.amazon.com/Cesar-Chavez-Biografias-Graficas-Spanish/dp/0836878795

 

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3 Responses to César Chávez

  1. Cherice Montgomery says:

    Imagine my surprise when I happened upon this blog post by chance tonight! I am excited to explore the resources you’ve listed. If you ever do create the unit, I would love to have a link to it that I could share with my student teachers. :-)

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