March 31: César Chávez Day

March 31st is César Chávez’s birthday. César Chávez Day is a federal commemorative holiday and is observed in a number of states around the country.

Here are books and classroom resources for kids and young adults about the civil rights leader and his legacy, as well as resources related to the education of children of migrant farmworkers of all ages.

Booklists: César Chávez & Migrant Stories

These booklists for kids and young adults honor the legacy of César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Workers Movement, as well as the experience of migrant farmworker children and families.

In the Classroom

Special Populations: Migrant Farmworker Students & Families

Educators who work with migrant farmworker students have a unique opportunity to make a significant difference for their students, even if they only work together for a short time. Learn more about the challenges that face migrant students and how to provide them with opportunities for success from these resources featuring essential background information, classroom strategies, recommended books, and a list of related migrant education programs.

Image credit: Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs.

Related Lesson Plans & Resources

Grades K-4

Grades 4-6

Grades 6-12

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