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Showing Grade 4, Unit 4b, Agriculture and Water Systems After 1850
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Cesar Chavez in the News

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Description: California Senate Bill 984 was signed into law in August of 2000. Through this legislation California joins Texas and Arizona in recognizing the life and work of Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers. You are a reporter on the California Times newspaper staff. Your editor wants you to write an article about an achievement of Cesar Chavez for the feature edition on the holiday. The editor has laid out these topics for articles. 1. Chavez childhood and early life 2. Life of migrant farm workers 3. United Farm Workers Union beginnings 4. Example of event showing Chavez' leadership methods 5. Some of Chavez statements and beliefs 6. Story of the Grape Boycott 7. Why California needs a holiday recognizing Chavez 8. Photo display of key events in Chavez career 9. Timeline of major events in Chavez career with other key events that were taking place at the same time in the larger society 10. Interview of local person who knew Chavez or had some dealings with the United Farm Workers Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.5, and 4.4.6 This is also a good activity for Cesar Chavez Day

Author: Margaret Hill, History-Social Science Coordinator

Lesson ID: 198

Whose Water Is It?

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Description: Students participating in this activity will investigate the controversy surrounding the damming of Hetch Hetchy Valley. They will also learn about water use in California and where the water in their community comes from. Standard 4.4.6 and 4.4.7

Author: David Hoffman, Madera County Office of Education

Lesson ID: 1260

Cesar Chavez

Description: Read Cesar Chavez and La Causa by Naurice Roberts. Listen to teacher read Cesar Chavez by Ruth Franchere and fill-in a taking notes sheet. Then interpret and use timelines to map out Cesar Chavez's life. Analyze multiple causes and effects of Cesar Chavez's actions to help migrant farm workers. Map out the areas on a California map that Cesar worked and helped the migrant farm workers. Create quick writes throughout discussing why Cesar Chavez was an important person. Standard 4.4.6

Author: Nathan Simmons, Lesson Plans

Lesson ID: 199

Colorado River: Whose Water Is It Anyway?

Description: On December 18, 1997, U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt announced first-ever rules to permit interstate transfers of Colorado River water from agricultural users to urban users. He also strongly cautioned that much still needs to be done before California is in a position to live within its allocation of Colorado River water. "I believe the time has come for me as River Master to play a more active role," Babbitt said. Did he do the right thing? Standards 4.4.6 and 4.4.7 and 12.7.8

Author: Math and Science Education Resource Center, University of Delaware

Lesson ID: 240

Crossing the Line: A Tribute to Cesar Chavez - An American Hero

Description: Cesar Chavez has received worldwide recognition as an American hero. In his lifetime, he inspired and led thousands of farm workers in the nonviolent movement for social justice. Schools, streets, and parks are named in his memory. Monuments, murals, and even a U.S. postal stamp have been designed in his honor. March 31 has been declared Cesar Chavez Day. What makes Cesar Chavez a hero? You and your teammates will be responsible for designing an oral presentation for younger children at your school to explain Cesar Chavez Day. As a team, you will decide what you consider to be the most important lessons to be learned from the life of Cesar Chavez. To help your young audience better understand what you are talking about, you will need to create some visuals to go along with your oral presentation. Choose one of the following: an Illustrated Big Book on the Life of Cesar Chavez; an Illustrated Poster on the Life of Cesar Chavez; a Multimedia Presentation. Standards 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, and 11.10.5

Author: Gail Desler, Pleasant Valley Middle School

Lesson ID: 276


Description: California has a long and storied water past. Many things could be said about the lack of water. California is generally a dry state and has suffered its share of droughts. In fact, California is in the middle of another dryspell; consequently, the Governor of California and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) both need your help. They want you to be a water detective. Using the links to the internet, your mission is to find out about the future of California water use. Standard 4.4.7 and 4.5.4

Author: , Class Project for Education 628

Lesson ID: 1201

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