Join us in September for the Avoice Student Workshop 2014

Join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation & Avoice Virtual Library for the 2014 CBCF Avoice Student Workshop

When: Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9am-3pm

Where: The National Archives

Who: Open to 30 public and private school students, grades 8-12 from all districts. Students must be accompanied by a teacher. There is no charge for teachers or students to participate in this event.

What: High school students and their teachers will explore the legislative contributions of African-Americans in Congress through an interactive workshop at the National Archives and Records and Administration in Washington, DC. The workshop will feature activities from the CBCF Avoice Virtual Library For Educators section.

RSVP to dbernard@cbcfinc.org or call 202-263-2818 for more information

Avoice Spotlights: Share My Lesson

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Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.

Share My Lesson has a significant resource bank for Common Core State Standards, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards. Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, the largest network of teachers in the world, the Share My Lesson team has highlighted some free lesson plans, worksheets and activities to help teachers celebrate African-American History Month in their classrooms. To view some of these excellent resources, click here.

Avoice is proud to highlight the work of the tremendous organization and we encourage our users to visit their website today. To learn more about Share My Lesson please visit www.sharemylesson.com.


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Criminal Justice

Discover the history of CBC activism on criminal justice issues including police brutality, drug trafficking, sentencing and prison reform.

Origins of the CBC

Trace the history of the CBC with an in-depth look at exactly how, when and why the Caucus was initially formed.

Voting Rights Act

Learn how the CBC has spent years fighting tirelessly to protect the voting rights of underrepresented people.

MLK, Jr. Holiday Bill

Look back at how the CBC led the charge for the creation of a federal holiday honoring the civil rights hero.

Anti-Apartheid Movement

Read about the important role CBC members played in dismantling apartheid in South Africa.

Women of the CBC

Read about the important role that African American women played in the advancement of healthcare.

Environmental Justice

Learn how members of the CBC have been at the forefront of the Environmental Justice Movement.

Education Policy

Explore CBC involvement in U.S. education policy and Elementary and Secondary Education Act milestones.

Fair Housing

Learn about the leadership of African-American legislators in the effort to eradicate discriminatory housing policies and practices.