Review Handout 4 from the previous lesson (in the student’s
notebooks). After reading this handout students were posed
- Why did it take so much longer just to get organized
into unions for the farm workers?
ideas students may offer.
done, display Overhead 1 and explain this overhead offers
clues to why it took so long to get farmers unionized.
On it are events and legislation that led to the formation
of the UFW in 1966. Show along the overhead the path taken
to form the UFW. This is a quick look at what happened
before issues of human rights were addressed by the United
States for farmworkers.
tracing the path on the overhead, inform students they
are going to become experts in understanding the path that
led to the UFW, why it happened, what it accomplished,
and what it continues to do. At the end they will be able
to answer the ponder question.
packets full of information will be provided to get them
started on this project. At least one research day in the
computer room is recommended to follow up on information
students the class sets of the research materials provided
(Handouts 1 - 4). These materials will help answer the
research questions listed on Handout 5.
Room research. Visit http://www.ufw.org for
research, students write a two page brief history of the
UFW and its accomplishments using their notes. They must
address the ponder question in their brief UFW history. TEACHER
NOTE: Optional product can be a poster.
in the classroom. Referring to the bibliography materials
provided on Cesar Chavez (Handout 3) and Dolores Huerta
(Handout 5), students must also create a one-two page resume
for each individual illustrating their work and life goals.
products must be turned in. Posters can be displayed.