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César Chávez Activities for Teachers & Students


César Chávez Activities for Teachers & Students. With César Chávez Day just around the corner (recognized on March 31), I have developed several César Chávez activities that are easy for teachers and fun (and meaningful) for students. These activities include my collaborative poster, unscramble activities, and coloring page featuring a quote by Chávez.

This year, special attention is being paid to César Chávez as a new movie is being released depicting his life spent organizing and fighting for equality for migrant laborers through non-violent means. The movie, César Chávez: History is Made One Step at a Time, stars Michael Pena and John Malkovich and was directed by Diego Luna.

Cesar Chavez activities for teachers and students.

The perfect way to celebrate César Chávez Day is with my large collaborative portrait of Mr. Chávez, which is done collaboratively by your entire class. Each student in your class gets one page of the poster to color (English and Spanish included). The pieces are then cut out, and the poster is assembled to reveal a large portrait of César Chávez.

This poster comes complete with his famous slogan, in both an English version (Yes We Can!) and a Spanish version (¡Si Se Puede!).

Cesar Chavez activities for teachers and students.

Poster Details: There are 35 pieces in my poster and each piece fits on 8.5″ x 11″ standard copy paper. The finished poster makes a 5 x 7 grid (that is approx. 35” x 49”).  Your exact poster size will depend on your printer settings. Some teachers like to show their students what they will be making, and others like to keep it a secret until the end for a really fun surprise! My poster is a great supplement/complement to any César Chávez lesson you are teaching or celebration your class is having.

You will find my poster of César Chávez HERE.

In all of my collaborative portraits, I always add bonus activities to help teachers when children finish their piece of the poster early and to provide students with something of their own to keep (since collaborative projects don’t get to go home with all of the children).

Cesar Chavez activities for teachers and students.

I have pulled out the bonus activities from my César Chávez poster and am providing them for FREE. If you are new to my posters and my work, I hope you will try this free resource with your students. You can find it on Teachers Pay Teachers HERE.

Over the years teachers have asked me to create resources for only my unscramble activities, which I have done. You can find all that I have HERE.

Included are:

      • Unscramble the portrait drawing (great for older students – not pictured)
      • Unscramble the portrait cut and paste (with two grid variations)
      • César Chávez coloring page
Cesar Chavez activities for teachers and students.

I have also included a coloring page using one of Chávez’s quote. Have your students discuss the meaning of his quote while they color.

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” ~César Chávez

You can find my FREE César Chávez Activities HERE.

If you’d like to save this blog post, you can easily reference it later. Simply pin the image below to your Pinterest page. I have many other posters like this available. You can see a few below…

Black History Month Collaboration Poster. Art with Jenny K.

Black History Month 

Hispanic Heritage collaboration poster. Art with Jenny K.

Hispanic Heritage

Frida Kahlo collaboration poster. Art with Jenny K.

Frida Kahlo 

Thanks for reading,

Jenny K.

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