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Rights of Farmworkers: Labor Leaders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Lesson Plans

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Rights of Farmworkers: Labor Leaders César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Lesson Plans

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March 31 is César Chávez Day and April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day. Use these free preK-12 lesson plans and resources to celebrate the life and legacy of these civil rights and labor activists.

Topics span their co-founding of the United Farm Workers union, their use of nonviolent protests to fight for the rights of laborers and includes other change-makers like Lucas Benitez and Librada Paz. You’ll also find related lessons on social justice, on Martin Luther King, Jr., and Hispanic heritage month celebrations.

Educating for Democratic Citizenship

The Shanker Institute in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Share My Lesson the and the AFT Innovation Fund has launched this Educating for Democratic Citizenship Project whereby a group of accomplished, experienced AFT educators have developed these Action Civics lessons and materials that we hope will improve teaching and learning of American History, Government, and Civics for teachers and students.