Day 3

Esperanza Rising Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Migrant Camps and Striking Workers

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    To research the history of migrant camps and striking workers in California in the 1930s.

    Common Core Standards:



    Prepare the students to work on a longer-term project researching migrant camps and striking workers in California. Explain the expectations (number of pages and potentially number of additional sources) and deadline for the project.

    Then, present some sources that they can use as a first step in their research. Have the students listen to the following narrative that describes conditions in migrant camps:

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