Cesar Chavez Day
Cesar Chavez Day celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez, former leader of the United Farmworkers. In California, state offices and schools are closed.
There are many ways to teach about Chavez in your classroom:
- Topnotch lesson plans have been created by your colleagues on the CFT Labor in the Schools Committee. You can download curricula for free. In particular, look for the booklet Let Me Tell You About This Man: Cesar Chavez, Union Organizer (in English and Spanish).
- Find more lesson plans from the California Department of Education.