Teaching Tolerance, which is on my The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues list, just announced that in September they will begin distributing, free-of-charge to teachers, a new documentary film and teaching kit. It’s called Viva la Causa! and will focus on the grape boycott led by the United Farm Workers Union in the late 1960′s.
It’s not yet listed on their website, so you can’t order it now. But you can sign-up for their email newsletter or just check back in next month.
Teaching Tolerance always develops excellent materials, and I’ve also always found them accessible to English Language Learners. And you can’t beat the price!
In teaching about the history of immigrants in California, I obviously include some lessons on the UFW.
You can also found links about Cesar Chavez and the UFW on my website under Our Changing Nation.