Before the Movie

What do you think are some peaceful forms of protest? (Tap prior knowledge)

What do you know about migrant workers? (Tap prior knowledge)


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 1:23: In what ways are migrant workers’ lives difficult? (Make connections; Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 2:39: In what way did Mahatma Gandhi influence Chávez? (Make connections)

Timecode 3:54: What was the outcome of the grape picker strike that Chávez led? (Identify cause/effect)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the César Chávez topic. (Make connections)

What made César Chávez one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century? (Reflect; Apply new knowledge)


BrainPOP recommends reading the movie description that appears on the César Chávez Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing. Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

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