Cesar Estrada Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, is one of the most recog
Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Interactives & Media, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 11/11/2009
This teacher's resource challenges students to think about the short-handled hoe and its connection to agriculture and the organizing of Latino farm workers after World War II. It includes a preliminary activity intended to introduce students to doing history with objects and 3 lesson plans focused on Cesar Chavez and the struggle of Latino farm workers for social justice. Also included are annotated links to other online resources that are related to farm workers, Cesar Chavez and the bracero program.
This resource is incluced in The Object of History, a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and George Mason University's Center of History and New Media.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
World History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
4B: Obtain historical data from a variety of sources.
4C: Interrogate historical data.
4D: Identify the gaps in the available records, marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place.
4E: Employ quantitative analysis.
4F: Support interpretations with historical evidence.