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Dolores Huerta: A Civil Rights Icon

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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This lesson plan introduces students to the life and work of the labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (originally called the National Farm Workers Association) with César Chávez in 1962. Since the 1960s, Huerta has been an activist for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and immigrant rights. In 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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So excited to have a new resource on teaching about Dolores Huerta. Thank you! - Susan
Susan Youssofi
January 03, 2019