Social Changemakers: Cesar Chavez

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Course Description

Research and Design Curriculum to Promote a Social Changemaking Mindset

Learn how Cesar Chavez, American labor leader and civil rights activist, promoted change for the American farm workers' struggle.  Use your research to create engaging, dynamic and standard-based lessons and presentations for use in the classroom.  At the same time, influence and inform your students of their own abilities to become changemakers in their own right.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for both elementary and secondary level teachers that want to explore the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, and want to integrate their learning into curriculum, as well as providing changemaking inspiration with students.

Required Materials: No materials are required, however you will be required to do research on the subject matter and may access resources on the Internet, your local or school library, or your local bookstore.

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EDU-X750Q – 009 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $169

Social Changemakers: Cesar Chavez

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Marisa Thompson

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What You Will Learn

  • Research resources related to Cesar Chavez, for use in creating a lesson plan for use in your classroom
  • Develop a presentation from your findings for use with your lesson plan
  • Create grade level appropriate learning outcomes and assessments for your lesson plan
  • Develop a grade level appropriate lesson plan, utilizing all elements from the course, for use in your own classroom


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