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Available Education Programs

Connect your grade 2-6 students with national parks and local history through fun, hands-on education programs that meet California Curriculum Standards!
All programs are free for schools and include a pre-trip classroom program by rangers. Programs are offered from October through May.

Cesar’s Road (2nd-3rd grades)

Ranger-in-the-Classroom

The class listens to Amelia’s Road, a picture book about a little girl in a family of migrant farmworkers whose childhood mirrors Cesar’s. They put themselves in her shoes through an imagining activity, then participate in a math activity designed to show how difficult it was for migrant farmworkers to have stable housing. Finally, they learn about how Cesar Chavez fought for better conditions for farmworkers and they make predictions for Amelia’s future.

The Power of One (4th-6th grades)

Ranger-in-the-Classroom

This program introduces students to the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. Students explore how the impact of one person can be magnified through coalition-building and collective actions. After a short presentation on the life of Cesar Chavez and the methods he used in organizing farmworkers, students try their hand at one of these methods. The lesson culminates in a collaborative math activity.

A Man of Integrity (4th-6th grades)

Field Trip at César E. Chávez National Monument in Keene

“A Man of Integrity” is a ranger-led education program that introduces students to various aspects of the life of Cesar Chavez and the farm worker’s movement. Through three discovery stations, students will have an opportunity to experience the world of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers.

Field Trip Details

  • Programs are scheduled for 9:30am-12:30pm, and include a lunch break.
  • Students must bring lunch, water, and appropriate clothing and shoes.
  • Maximum group size is 50 students. Students rotate through three stations of which two are teacher-led. Detailed instructions are provided.

Reservation Information

  • Call 559-565-4211 or e-mail us with your request. You will be e-mailed a reservation form to fill out and return.
  • Schedule programs at least two weeks in advance.
  • Pre-trip and post-trip activities and other resources are available

Ranger in the Classroom Details

  • Call 559-565-4211 or email e-mail us with your request. You will be e-mailed a reservation form to fill out and return.
  • Programs are given to individual classrooms only.
  • Programs can be scheduled anytime after 9 a.m. and last about an hour. We can present up to four programs (for four classrooms) in a single day.

To reserve your FREE program, e-mail us Questions? Contact Monument Superintendent Ruben Andrade at 661-823-6130, or our staff at 559-565-4211.
 
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Our Educator's Toolkit is a collection of lesson plans, classroom activity handouts, primary documents, technology-based activities, and resources for K-12 teachers. It's designed to provide educators with step-by-step guidance to enable you to design, implement, and deliver interesting and informative lessons about the life and work of Cesar Chavez. We hope that these materials will help you develop and customize lessons to fit the needs of the students you serve.

 

For more information about planning an educational program for teachers and school groups, please contact:

Ruben Andrade, Superintendent
César E. Chávez National Monument
PO Box 201
Keene, CA 93531
(661) 823-6130

Last updated: February 14, 2020

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Keene, CA 93531

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