Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Cesar Chavez Day

We are celebrating Cesar Chavez birthday with a day of service.

Here are some resources for today, offerings of mine:

Family activities:While growing up, Cesar Chavez learned important lesson from his parents. When he was ten, he and his family became migrants, working on farms where they earned barely enough money to survive. But Cesar believed in change; as an adult he overcame his shyness and dedicated his life to uniting people in a nonviolent fight for justice. Click here for a page of Family Activities

A teacher's guide:Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause that improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and was often teased at school. His family slaved in the fields, earning barely enough money to survive. Cesar believed such conditions had to change. He thought that, maybe, he could bring about those changes. So he took charge. He spoke up, and an entire country listened.
Click here for a Harvesting Hope teacher's guide

Activity pages: this can be downloaded, printed, and shared. Click here for these activities.

Happy serving. Happy day.