America’s PeopleUnit 6 Lesson 5Cesar E. Chavez 2nd Grade Created by Mrs. Perez-Vasquez
Vocabulary and DefinitionsContent Standard:Reading: Vocabulary and ConceptDevelopment 1.0Learning Objective:Today, you will correctly read thevocabulary and definitions
Cesar E. ChavezStorywritten byDonMcLeese
TreatedDefinition: An explanationof the word.Past tense oftreat: tobehave towardor deal with ina certain way.Cesar Chavez believed all farm workers should betreated fairly.
UnionDefinition:A group of workerswho join togetherto get better payand workingconditions.Cesar Chavez helped led the farm workers union.
SupportDefinition:To providefor.It was hard for farm workers to support theirfamily.
Definition: Border The line where one country ends and another begins.Cesar’s grandfather crossed the Mexican border intoTexas in the 1880’s.
Crops Definition: Plural of crop: fruits, vegetables, or other plants that are grown on a farm and sold.In California, Cesar Chavez and his familypicked crops for other farms.
Migrant Farm Workers Definition: A person who travels from one farm to another.Farm workers move from farm to farm to pickcrops. Some travel to different states
StrikeDefinition:To stop work inorder to getbetter pay andworkingconditions.In 1965, Cesar asked grape pickers to strike orto refuse to work.
BoycottDefinition:To refuse tobuysomething.Cesar Chavez asked American to boycott grapes.Some people stopped buying grapes.
Weakened Definition:Past tense ofweaken: Togrow lessstrong.The two hunger strikes may have weakenedCesar Chavez.
WeakenedDefinition:To grow lessstrong.The cotton pickers were weakened.
Weakened Definition:To grow lessstrong.After playing soccer all morning my legs wereweakened.
Community Definition: People who live together in the same town or place.Throughout the Mexican-Americancommunity, Cesar is as important as Dr. MartinLuther King, Jr. is for civil rights
Community DefinitionPeople who live together inthe same town or placeThe memory of CesarChavez lives on.The Mexican-American community is proudCalifornia celebrates March 31 as Cesar ChavezDay, making his birthday a state holiday.
Awarded Definition: Past tense of award: To give honor after careful thought.In 1994, after his death, President Bill Clintonawarded Cesar the U.S. Medal of Freedom.
Concept VocabularyThe concept word for this lesson is equalityMany individuals have worked toobtain equality. Can you think ofsomeone? Why is equality important?