White Cane Day 2020


Happy White Cane Day 2020! CSB celebrated virtually this year, and together we watched a video of students and their teachers responding to various prompts related to the history and law of the white cane, songs, and jokes.

We hope you can use this video and the available lessons plans below to help build your student's self-advocacy, self-esteem and pathway to independence. We are proud of all student's in California. We are also proud of the families, teachers, and educational team members that support them!

 

White Cane Day 2020 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 22:07)

 

Lesson Plans

Group Lesson Plan Link opens in new window or tab. (DOCX)
In this lesson, students will learn about coding commands, sequencing, and functions and use their knowledge of these to create a dance using the white cane.

Older Students Lesson Plan Link opens in new window or tab. (DOCX)
Students will learn about White Cane Day and review parts of a white cane by reading the book "White Cane Day" by Kristin Grender and engaging in a simple arts and craft activity to identify three parts of a cane: the tip, shaft, and grip.

Younger Students Lesson Plan Link opens in new window or tab. (DOCX)
Students will perform a google search to find whether or not their city has made a White Cane Day proclamation in the past. They will learn the significance in the use of "quotes" in searching for specific information. They will contact their local government to request a White Cane Day proclamation.