Treated Past tense of treat: to behave toward or deal with in a certain way. Cesar Chavez believed all farm workers should be treated fairly. Definition: An explanation of the word.
Union A group of workers who join together to get better pay and working conditions. Definition: Cesar Chavez helped led the farm workers union.
Support To provide for. Definition: It was hard for farm workers to support their family.
Border The line where one country ends and another begins. Definition: Cesar’s grandfather crossed the Mexican border into Texas in the 1880’s.
Crops Plural of crop : fruits, vegetables, or other plants that are grown on a farm and sold. Definition: In California, Cesar Chavez and his family picked crops for other farms.
Migrant Farm Workers A person who travels from one farm to another. Definition: Farm workers move from farm to farm to pick crops. Some travel to different states
Strike To stop work in order to get better pay and working conditions. Definition: In 1965, Cesar asked grape pickers to strike or to refuse to work.
Boycott To refuse to buy something. Definition: Cesar Chavez asked American to boycott grapes. Some people stopped buying grapes.
Weakened Past tense of weaken: To grow less strong. Definition: The two hunger strikes may have weakened Cesar Chavez.
Weakened To grow less strong. Definition: The cotton pickers were weakened.
Weakened To grow less strong. Definition: After playing soccer all morning my legs were weakened.
Community People who live together in the same town or place. Definition: Throughout the Mexican-American community, Cesar is as important as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is for civil rights
Community The Mexican-American community is proud California celebrates March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day, making his birthday a state holiday. The memory of Cesar Chavez lives on. People who live together in the same town or place Definition
Awarded Past tense of award: To give honor after careful thought. Definition: In 1994, after his death, President Bill Clinton awarded Cesar the U.S. Medal of Freedom.
Concept Vocabulary The concept word for this lesson is Many individuals have worked to obtain equality. Can you think of someone? Why is equality important? equality
Definition: equality Equality means “shared equal rights.”