This lesson plan is meant to be used with Cesar Chavez's speech "We Are Also Responsible" (it can be read or watched). Students will unpack Chavez's message as it relates to citizenship and civic responsibility. Students then work together to construct their own definition of a "good, responsible citizen."
Bonus: Cultural and ethnic differences between students can be highlighted when it comes to civic ideals. Discussion about Chicano and Latino sensibilities concerning citizenship is highly encouraged.