Available Education ProgramsConnect 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)
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)
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
Ranger in the Classroom Details
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.
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
Last updated: February 14, 2020