September 14, 2020

Learning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship

This activity is adapted from lessons in the Barat Education Foundation Our American Voice® program. This civics program for 4-8 graders features a spiral curriculum and emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving skills as students learn the fundamentals of American democracy and work to create positive change in their communities. Overview Using Cesar Chavez as an example, students consider how good citizens contribute to their communities and work together to affect … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Labor

Labor lesson plans & activities Chicago Anarchists & the Haymarket Affair Chicago Anarchists on Trial: collection connections Chicago Meatpackers & the Unions Dust Bowl Songs & Photographs Farm Workers - America from the Great Depression to World War II: Color Photographs from the FSA and OWI, 1939-45 The Grapes of Wrath: Voices from the Great Depression Inside an American Factory: collection connections Labor - America from the Great Depression to World … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mexican Americans & United Farm Workers of America

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), later renamed the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), which was formed on this day in 1966. Under the leadership of founders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the UFW won many concessions for disenfranchised  Mexican-American farmworkers. Find out more by reading the Today in History section, then clicking the links below. Cesar Chavez stories from America's … [Read more...]