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ERIC Number: EJ995345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Dear Cesar Chavez: Writing Persuasive Letters in the Sixth Grade
Beddow, Maggie
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n3 p11-12 Jan-Feb 2012
Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Dolores Huerta in 1962, dedicated his life to grassroots organizing to persuade lawmakers and the public to help improve the working conditions of migrant farm workers. In October 1992, the author had been teaching a unit of study on civics to her sixth grade bilingual students in West Sacramento, California, about effects of pesticides on farm workers in the fields and on the environment. Many of her students had family members who were agricultural workers, so the topic was relevant to them. This article describes the writing activity that was part of the civics unit and the events that followed. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California