Bell Ringer: Early Latino Civil Rights Movements

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César Chávez is remembered as a trailblazer for workers’ rights and was an icon of social activism in the 1960s. His life and work offer a window into issues of fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable agriculture that persist even into the 21st century.

Explore Chávez’s social and political philosophy and his influence on the early Latino civil rights movement with this bell ringer activity! Each bell ringer activity includes:

  • Activity overview, including student learning objectives
  • Visual primary source and student prompt
  • Suggested scaffolds for differentiated learning
  • Ideas for connecting history to the present

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This activity is part of ABC-CLIO’s Ideas Worth Sharing series, a collaboration with leading educators to bring you ready-to-use instructional materials ideal for distance learning.