Dolores Huerta: Collaborating to Affect Change

Boycott Lettuce and Grapes

Overview

In this lesson, students will explore the experiences of Mexican-American farmworkers in the United States and learn about how they – especially through the leadership of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers – worked with others for improvements in pay and working conditions, as well as respect for their civil rights. Students will analyze primary sources that document working and living conditions for farmworkers in order to build context and then analyze additional sources that highlight the contributions of Dolores Huerta.  Finally, students will complete a writing assignment to reflect on working with others to help solve a problem.

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Grade

Elementary

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts

Length

80 minutes.

Topics

civil rights, coalitions, Dolores Huerta, huelga, labor, poetry, strike, UFW, union, United Farm Workers

Author

Citizen U