California Educator

April/May 2020

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For our full listings, go to In the Know CALENDAR April / May 2020 M E M O R I A L D A Y, May 25, honors our fallen military men and women in all wars. NEA offers lesson plans for various grade levels; see (search for "Memorial Day"). A P R I L I S School Library Month. Help students celebrate making reading a priority in their lives. Visit the American Association of School Librarians at for ideas and resources. And check out books recommended by CTA's California Reads (page 8). The Year of Kindness M A K E 2 0 2 0 the "Year of Kindness" for people with autism — sign the pledge at Use Autism Awareness Month in April to educate students on inclu- sivity and acceptance. Read how 10 teachers do this at And see our story on page 40 on the Disability Awareness Calendar, which includes tips on teaching students with autism. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month M A Y I S a great time for students to learn about the diversity of cultures and ethnicities under the umbrella label "Asian American." Educators can start by showing one or more stories from the PBS collection exploring the history, traditions and cul- ture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Go to american-heritage-month. A scene from the PBS documentary "Next Gen — Asian American Art in the Central Valley." Celebrate Reading 6

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