BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE: WHY DO WORKERS STRIKE? (CHAPTER 11: “LOS AGUACATES/AVOCADOS”)
This lesson refocuses students on the direct connections between the themes in Esperanza Rising and the UDHR that they studied during Unit 1. Be sure students have their UDHR note-catchers (from Unit 1, Lesson 1,) or provide fresh copies as needed. Do not worry if students are still struggling to analyze all of the connections. Students revisit Article 23 in Lesson 12. And in Unit 3, “Readers Theater,” students have 12 more lessons in which they revisit key excerpts from the novel through the lens of the UDHR.