Farm Worker Conditions
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While Organic labels can tell us useful information about pesticides and other growing practices, they do not tell us much about another essential part of farming—the people who grow and harvest the food. In this lesson, students will learn about the conditions experienced by farm workers in the United States and read about some of the organizations working to protect farm worker rights and improve working conditions.
Guiding Questions
  • How do farm worker rights impact you, your community, and beyond your community?
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Teaching Notes: 
  • This lesson requires students to have access to computers to watch videos and look through websites. Alternatively, you can watch the video as a class, and create reading sheets for students with key information from the websites.
  • This lesson was developed for Edible Schoolyard Project’s Understanding Organic curriculum and is part of the extension inquiries.