Lesson Plan : Cesar Chavez

Teacher Name:
 Mrs. Benavidez
 Grade 4
 Social Studies

 The importance of individual action and character; belief in oneself.
 Discuss how action by people from long ago and recent past have made a difference in other people's lives.
  Help students understand the importance of individualism, individual action and character.
  Read and listen to stories about Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, who fought for better working environment and rights of migrant farm workers; explain how the actions of one person can make a difference.
 "One Seed" song and lyrics; Cesar Chavez picture; Cesar Chavez Facts worksheet; Map of California; Key vocabulary worksheet; Timeline worksheet
 Listen to song, One Seed, by Rosemary Phillips followed by group discussion about its meaning.
 Students will apply meaning of "One Seed" song to real-life character, Cesar Chavez, whose picture will be displayed.
 Students will be given a worksheet outlining facts about Cesar Chavez.
 Upon completion of previous assignment, they will be asked to share their work with the class and tape their sentences to the picture of Cesar Chavez.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will be given a short quiz on Cesar Chavez to test for information retention based on class discussion.
 Students will be asked to create a timeline on the life of Cesar Chavez as homework. They will be able to use information discussed in class, Chavez facts worksheet, as well as private research.
 They will be graded on classroom participation, effort shown in working with partners, and homework completion.
Teacher Reflections:
 Reinforce concept of individual character and actions; belief in oneself and the difference that one's actions can make in the lives of others.

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