CHASING THE HARVEST
Sometimes, stories of human rights crises can seem abstract and distant. Set in California’s fields, Chasing the Harvest brings these stories into our own backyard and reflects the experiences of the people who grow and harvest the food many Americans eat every day.
Alongside the narratives, we’ve crafted lesson plans that weave together themes of migration, mapping, and economic injustice, while encouraging students to be civic participants and critical consumers. These lessons explore history, geography, economics, and civics. Included in the unit are two shorter lesson plans specifically crafted for English language learners. We have also put together a list of discussion questions that would be ideal for a facilitated group discussion or a book club.