C.W. Harris Commemorates Cesar Chavez

C.W. Harris Remembers Cesar Chavez
Posted on 04/03/2019
Student placing Grape on VineAt C.W. Harris School, a K-8 school in the Cartwright School District, first- and seventh-graders teamed up to commemorate Cesar Chavez by watching a video that explained the struggles and achievements made by Chavez.

After the video, the students worked together on a grape-shaped sheet where they had to finish this sentence “I can impact my world by…” Some students wrote that they can help create an impact by helping feed others or simply by picking up trash in their neighborhoods.

After the students were done coloring and filling in their thoughts, they headed to the front office to hang their grapes on a vine ribbon.

“This activity was an excellent way to teach our students about someone who influenced the lives of many but especially, the lives of immigrants. It also reminded them that they also have the power to influence our community,” said Dr. Guillermo Heredia, principal of the school that serves students in the heart of Maryvale, a predominantly Hispanic area in Phoenix.

Administrators at Cartwright say it’s important for children to learn about leaders that reflect their community and look just like them, leaders who have made a difference and continue making a difference in the world. Harris hopes to make this event an annual tradition.
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