Free download of the film Viva La Causa! from the Zinn Project chronicling the life and work of the incomparable César Chavez, union organizer. It is visually compelling and features a provocative soundtrack. The film and the book that follows are great for 5th grade and up.
As an accompaniment, you’ll find lesson plans and activities based on the film from the American Federation of Teachers’ sharemylesson.com.
Let Me Tell You About This Man: César Chavez, Union Organizer, is a short biography of César Chavez. There is a Word Bank and set of Comprehension Questions at the end of the book. You can download a pdf version of the book here in English and Spanish. There’s also a Common Core Standards Correlation document.