Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the César Chávez topic page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.


Before the Movie

What do you think are some peaceful forms of protest?

What do you know about migrant workers?


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 0:58: Why do migrant workers move each season?

Timecode 1:23: In what ways are migrant workers’ lives difficult?

Timecode 2:21: What was the National Farm Workers Association?

Timecode 2:29: In what way did Mahatma Gandhi influence Chávez?

Timecode 3:07: Why do workers strike and why do you think Chávez used this protest technique?

Timecode 3:54: What was the outcome of the grape picker strike that Chávez led?


After the Movie

What made César Chávez one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century?


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.