Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Free Resource from Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance has a new free resource for schools! It a new documentary film about the Delano Strike and Grape Boycott let by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. This documentary is targeted for students on grades 7 and up and it supports the standard for social studies and language arts. A wonderful chapter book that will be an excellent companion to this film is Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. This chapter book is appropriate for students on Grades 5 and up. In this book, the topic of Great Depression and the strike is also discussed throughout several chapters. 

Teaching Tolerance is a wonderful project that support educators in their efforts to reduce prejudice in schools as well as improving relations among different groups, especially in school settings. I strongly suggest visiting the website, packed with resources, and information for parents and teachers.
If you would like more information on this new documentary film (which is also very appropriate for this time of the year with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month) please click here.

If you would like to know of other books about Cesar Chavez which would be excellent companion to this film, you may go back to an earlier post here.
Take advantage of the wonderful opportunities out there to enhance and support our teaching!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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