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.

Resultado de imagen para once social change begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.fightinthefields.net/film.html

A biography of Cesar Chavez in graphic novel form that is at a 3-4th grade reading level in Spanish

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

Another biography at a 3-4th grade reading level in Spanish

https://www.amazon.com/C%C3%A9sar-Ch%C3%A1vez-trabajadores-Biografias-Graficas/dp/0736866000

If you have a subscription to “Reading A-Z”

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=1883&lang=Spanish

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=642&lang=Spanish

Leveled readings at Newsela in Spanish, including Dolores Huerta

https://newsela.com/search/#/?languages=es&needle=cesar%20chavez

Movie guides for the 2014 film “César Chávez”

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cesar-Chavez-Movie-Guide-in-Spanish-and-in-English-2643718

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cesar-Chavez-2014-Movie-Questions-and-Activity-Packet-1209826

There is also a Dolores Huerta film coming out https://www.doloresthemovie.com/

Resources in English and Spanish for teaching César Chávez

http://go.sdsu.edu/education/projectcore/files/03265-CesarChavezSpanishUnitcopy.pdf

Brief biography in Spanish with questions, for free

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cesar-Chavez-Biography-in-spanish-1284738

“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

An IPA sold by Teachers’ Discovery https://www.teachersdiscovery.com/product/cesar-chavez-intermediate-high-spanish-ipa-pack-download/spanish

Teachers’ Discovery sell the César Chávez film and has its own movie packet

https://www.teachersdiscovery.com/product/24413/spanish

“El canto de las palomas” children’s book resources about migrant workers

http://wayback.archive-it.org/855/20101103151732/http:/nflrc.iastate.edu/pubs/units/El_Canto_Palomas_sm.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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5 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. 🙂

  2. Kathryn Deacon says:

    Hola
    Did you end up using the graphic novel on Cesar Chavez? I would like to use this but have no idea of the quality since I cannot find any reviews on Amazon or the internet. What level Spanish would you recommend the graphic novel for and how many pages is it?
    Gracias

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