United Farm Workers has been toiling in the trenches (literally) for decades, in order to protect farm workers, and in the process has been protecting the environment as well as the health of all the rest of us.
Today, March 31st, is César Chávez Day. Cesar Chavez devoted his life to correcting injustices, to reminding us that every job has dignity, every life has value, and everyone — no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from — should have the chance to get ahead.”
This lesson is an engaging and entertaining way for students to work together to create a large multi-colored mosaic/poster/mural of César Chávez. It makes a great classroom focal point for Cesar Chavez Day!
Cesar Chavez (1927 –1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union). His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support.
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