March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, commemorating the labor leader and social justice activist. The State Board of Education offers a model curriculum on Chavez’s life and work for multiple grade levels. United Farm Workers (ufw.org) created a supplemental curriculum kit as well; it includes a coloring book, song book, poster and video. A teacher’s guide includes a detailed biography, discussion questions and reproducible handouts.
Classroom activities around the day can include multimedia projects with themes of nonviolence and human rights.