Lesson Plans

Dolores Huerta: Building Coalitions to Affect Change

Through analysis of primary sources, including poetry, explore the experiences of Mexican-American farmworkers over time and under the leadership of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers. Then create your own coalition-building poem.

Dolores Huerta: Collaborating to Affect Change

How did Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers collaborate with others to improve working conditions? Use what you learned about civic engagement to reflect on working with others to problem solve and affect change.

Selma & Voting Rights: Standing Up for Equality

Analyze primary sources to discover a story of citizens shaping and sustaining our democracy through civic action and contemplate the import and impact of citizens who strive for equality.

The Meaning of the Federalist Papers

Engage with the key concepts of democracy and republic through close reading of excerpts from The Federalist Papers in order to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution.