Dolores Huerta addresses the audience after the Delano grape march, State Capitol, Sacramento, California.
Mini-Unit

Latinx Rights in 1960s California

Explore two pivotal moments in the Latinx rights movement in California: the East LA school walkouts and the first year of the Delano grape strike.

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At a Glance

Mini-Unit

Language

English — US

Subject

  • History
  • Social Studies

Grade

9–12

Duration

Three or more 50-min class periods
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
  • Human & Civil Rights

Overview

About This Mini-Unit

In the 1960s, historically marginalized groups across the United States organized to claim the rights they had long been denied. The lessons below help educators and students explore two pivotal moments in the Latinx rights movement in California: the East LA school walkouts in 1968 and the Delano grape workers’ strike that began in 1965.

This mini-unit supports a three 50-min class periods exploration of Latinx Rights in 1960s California. It includes:

  • 2 lessons
  • Videos, readings, and handouts that correspond with activities

Lesson Plans

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