César Chavez, Union Organizer, in Film and Print!

Viva La Causa! The Film

This film about the incomparable César Chavez, union organizer, explores his work to build the United Farmworkers . It is visually compelling and features a provocative soundtrack. It is be great for 5th grade and up. Here’s a link to the movie posted by the Zinn Project.

As an accompaniment, you’ll find lesson plans and activities based on the film from the American Federation of Teachers’ sharemylesson.com. You can download them here.

Let Me Tell You About This Man: César Chavez, Union Organizer

This 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.

Common Core Correlation
Languages: English, Spanish
Free downloads: 18 pages each
Cesar Chavez – English
Cesar Chavez – Spanish

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