Cesar Chavez’s birthday is March 31, and we are nominally studying California right now (our studies took a slight detour for a while), so when iHomeschool Network asked for volunteers for the March birthdays, I took Cesar Chavez.
I have mixed feelings on the man. ON the one hand he did an amazing thing. Cesar Chavez organized the farm workers who were being paid terrible wages and were being taken advantage of. That is something to be truly admired.
On the other hand, they renamed a street downtown after him. It’s one of the numbered streets, and now I get lost in downtown Austin. If you’re going to rename a street at least don’t have it be one I use to keep from getting lost. Okay, if I’m honest I got lost beforehand, but I’m still going to blame Cesar Chavez, because I need a scapegoat.
All right, on to the unit, since I’m writing this before my kids have finished the unit, no cute pictures of them trying these things. You’ll just have to take my word for it.
Included in this Cesar Chavez mini-unit: a short passage covering what he did for your student to read (approximately 2nd grade reading level) and find parts of speech, another short passage using a map and covering listening comprehension skills, a study of a painting, and a hands on study of what is is like to be a farm worker.
Check out the other Famous March Birthdays! There’s some great stuff there, including a fun Star Trek reference…….. That makes me happy.
picture credit for Cesar Chavez picture
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