California Educator

August / September 2018

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L A B O R D A Y ( S E P T . 3 ) pays tribute to the struggles and achieve- ments of America's working people. The labor movement, including CTA's past and ongoing efforts, has fought tirelessly for workers' rights. You can thank unions for the eight-hour workday, weekends, the end of child labor, and paid holidays such as Labor Day. Help your students understand the history and importance of the labor movement — all month long. Go to for Labor Day curriculum resources, including K-12 lesson plans from the American Labor Studies Center. #LaborDay2018 KEEP THE PEACE I N T E R N A T I O N A L D A Y O F P E A C E is observed each year on Sept. 21. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, the day focuses humanity on peace above all differences and building a culture of peace. This year 's theme, " The Right to Peace," marks the 70th anniver- sary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Find classroom and community activities at #peaceday Hispanic Heritage Month Take advantage of abundant resources to celebrate the month, Sept. 15–Oct. 15, with your students. The Smithsonian Museum's ¡del Corazón! Latino Voices in American Art, for example, provides primary source materials featuring Hispanic American artists and art from its collection, including work by Los Angeles-based Chi- cano artist Patssi Valdez. Lesson plans are available for several of the featured artworks; see Check out and for-teachers for addi- tional resources. #hispanicheritagemonth Celebrate The Magic Room, 1994, Patssi Valdez The Magic Room, 1994, Patssi Valdez 8 In the Know C A L E N D A R Aug./Sept.

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